Landslide kills family of four

A LANDSLIDE brought on by heavy winds and rain left four people  dead  on the Atlantic coast in the early hours of Thursday, August 1.

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A family of five , five adults and one child, were sleeping when their home in Cristobal, in the community of Villa Ludmila, Colon province, was engulfed with mud and rocks.

Rescuers from the National Civil Defense Authority (Sinaproc) have recovered the bodies of three adults, and a six year old. A 20 year old was rescued.

The victims were identified as José Sánchez Madrid, his wife Silvia, both 35, and a six-year-old daughter. Also killed was Madrid's mother, Victoria Madrid, 65. .
 

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