Local November 7, 2022 | 10:00 am

Deaths due to rains rise to six in Greater Santo Domingo

Six people were killed as a result of the rain and flooding that hit Greater Santo Domingo last Friday afternoon, according to a report from the Emergency Operations Center (COE). According to the COE report, the deaths took place in the National District and a few areas of Santo Domingo Oeste. Both urban flooding and flooding in ravines occurred in these areas.

63-year-old Teófilo Antonio Cruz Pena perished in a ravine in La Puya, Arroyo Hondo, while 20-year-old Yilmes Céspedes was killed in Ciudad Real after being crushed by a falling wall. 47-year-old Alberto Javier Pimentel was electrocuted in the National District’s Villa Francisca neighborhood. In the La Zurza area, 25-year-old Edwin Alexander Cedano was killed when a wall collapsed and crushed him to death.

A 15-year-old boy named Robert Maldonado Rosario died after being electrocuted in the Bellas Colinas de Manoguayabo sector of Santo Domingo Oeste, and a 50-year-old man named Roberto Quevedo Santana drowned after being dragged down a ravine in the Las 800 sector of the Los Rios neighborhood of the National District.


COE reported that rains affected 855 vehicles in Santo Domingo

Chaos in the capital due to floods

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