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Dominican Republic: Four people die in DR from passage of tropical storm Laura

The reports of floods, landslides, landslides, and entire communities cut off from communication are numerous, and with the passage of Tropical Storm Laura, this was no exception.

The floodwaters of the main tributaries of some provinces left towns, streets, and communities cut off, making transit impossible and causing the flooding of dozens of homes. At the same time, the glens did their part in Greater Santo Domingo.

Traces of the atmospheric phenomenon were registered in each province, affecting 755 homes and leaving around 3,375 evacuated people.

What is always a shock is the count of fatalities caused by the ravages of torrential rains, which began to be felt more intensely in the Dominican territory from two in the morning on Sunday.

The total death toll from Laura is four, according to statements by President Luis Abinader, while perhaps the saddest story is found in the incident that occurred at kilometer 14 of the Duarte highway, where the rubble of a wall buried a mother and her seven-year-old son.

A wall under construction in the Las Palmeras sector, collapsed yesterday morning, leaving a family disconsolate and an entire community outraged.  

The victims were identified as Claritza Frías Nival, 44, and Darwin Frías, 7.

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