A rescuer stands near the trunk of a tree that fell during a deadly landslide in Nejapa, El Salvador on Friday. Photo: AP A rescuer stands near the trunk of a tree that fell during a deadly landslide in Nejapa, El Salvador on Friday. Photo: AP
A rescuer stands near the trunk of a tree that fell during a deadly landslide in Nejapa, El Salvador on Friday. Photo: AP

Nine dead and 35 missing in El Salvador after heavy rain triggers mudslide near capital San Salvador

  • Defence Minister Rene Francis Merino said a team of army search and rescue dogs had been deployed to the scene
  • The torrent of water, mud and huge boulders smashed through the main highway linking the capital to the north of the country

Topic |   Extreme weather
A rescuer stands near the trunk of a tree that fell during a deadly landslide in Nejapa, El Salvador on Friday. Photo: AP A rescuer stands near the trunk of a tree that fell during a deadly landslide in Nejapa, El Salvador on Friday. Photo: AP
A rescuer stands near the trunk of a tree that fell during a deadly landslide in Nejapa, El Salvador on Friday. Photo: AP
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