The National Secretariat of Risk Management (SNGR) confirmed, up to 17:00, that after two days of heavy rains, there were two deaths.
The first victim is an older man who died due to a landslide in Paute, province of Azuay. The second victim is a minor who died in the province of Cañar. The SNGR also indicated that 43 dangerous events had been registered in 13 provinces.
One of the most affected areas is the Baños de Agua Santa canton, in the province of Tungurahua. The Ministry of Transportation and Public Works (MTOP) ordered on July 4 the closure of the Baños - Puyo highway, which connects the Sierra with the Amazon, where landslides were reported in different sectors, such as La Pampa and El Placer.
Deslizamientos, aluviones y hasta colapsos estructurales son algunos de los eventos peligrosos provocados por las fuertes lluvias registradas en 13 provincias del #Ecuador. Se ha reportado fallecidos. ▶️ https://t.co/ukAw1ixzKd