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11/09/2009

124 dead after Hurricane Ida mudslide buries entire town in El Salvador

Sixty people remain missing after a mudslide buried a town in El Salvador yesterday.
Soldiers and residents searched through rock and debris for survivors after the town of Verapaz was swallowed by mud as it swept down the side of the Chichontepec volcano early yesterday morning.
The disaster was part of a series of floods and landslides that have killed at least 124 people, after days of heavy rain caused indirectly by Hurricane Ida wreaked havoc across Central America.

Image Above: Residents of Verapaz in El Salvador search through rubble for survivors after the town was buried by a mudslide early yesterday morning. Today sixty people remain missing
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