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Death and Destruction From Torrential Rains of Early August


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11 die as home swept away  by raging river

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Posted 09/08/2020

Carlos Rumbo Director of  Panama’s Civil Protection Service (Sinaproc) confirmed the deaths of a family of eleven including nine children after their home was washed away by the current of the overflowing  Bejuco River, on Sunday, July 9  in the north of the province of Veraguas.

The bodies of 10 people were recovered,  and a search is underway for the body of a child under four years of age,
 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/11-die-as-home-swept-away-by-raging-river

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Rescuers search for 13 missing after flood

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Posted 09/08/2020

Agents from the National Aeronaval Service (Senan)  joined rescuers from the  Civil Protection System (Sinaproc)   in the search for 13 missing people in Calovébora, Veraguas on  Sunday, August 9 after a flood of the Bejuco River in the early hours while they slept The Senan provided a helicopter for the transfer of rescuers.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/rescuers-search-for-13-missing-after-flood

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Floods and landslides ravage 33 homes

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Posted 10/08/2020

At least 32 homes were totally destroyed or damaged by floods and landslides brought on by heavy rains in the in the  Cativá district of  Colón on Sunday, August 9, while in Veraguas nine children and two adults died when their home was swept away by a raging river.

The National  Civil Protection Agency (Sinaproc) warns of continuing electrical storms with strong winds and downpours through the next 48 hours.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/floods-and-landslides-ravage-33-homes

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