The landslide destroyed more than fifty buildings in the city: at least 23 people were killed (video)
Rescue teams gain access to houses covered with a lot of earth , searching for the missing.
A landslide destroyed 57 buildings in the city of Alausa in Ecuador due to heavy rains. At least 23 people have died, but the search for missing people is still ongoing, so the number of victims of the disaster could increase.
Rescue teams gain access to homes covered with a lot of earth. 67 people are considered missing.
38 local residents were injured as a result of a natural disaster. In total, about 850 people were in the disaster area.
Back in February this year, the Ecuadorian Emergency Management Agency warned of the potential danger of a landslide in an area of 247 hectares in the city of Alausa.
Heavy rains in Ecuador, the destruction of roads, bridges and infrastructure in mountainous areas continues unabated. The country's authorities have issued similar warnings in other provinces due to flood and landslide risks.
Recall that earlier Tropical Storm Freddy killed more than a hundred people in Mozambique and Malawi in southern Africa . According to the World Meteorological Organization, this storm is one of the strongest ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.