At least 21 people died within 48 hours due to heavy rains. President Lewis talks about the “worst rain event” his country has ever seen.
At least 21 people died in the storms in the Dominican Republic within 48 hours. Among them were three minors, the National Emergency Operations Center announced on Sunday. According to the authorities, a state of alert was declared in almost all governorates of the country due to heavy rains. According to the Council of Europe, four of the dead were from the United States and three others were from Haiti.
Nine people were killed on Saturday in the capital, Santo Domingo, when a wall collapsed on a main road, burying several cars. Nine other people died in floods and the collapse of a house wall in Santo Domingo.
According to the authorities, about 13,000 people were forced to leave their homes in at-risk areas. President Luis Abinader spoke on Sunday of the “worst rainfall ever in the Dominican Republic.” School classes in the Caribbean country will be suspended until Wednesday due to the storms. (Abba)
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