At least 21 people have died in floods caused by heavy rains in the Dominican Republic. They have three children.
This was reported by the news agency AFP on Sunday, quoting the authorities.
According to reports, various infrastructures have been damaged and many houses have collapsed in the floods caused by the heavy rains of the last 48 hours.
President Luis Abinadar called it the ‘biggest rainfall ever’ in the country’s history.
According to a weather warning message of the US Embassy, it is expected that the rainfall caused by the monsoon depression may continue in many parts of the country for the next 24 hours.
In just one incident, nine people were killed when a wall collapsed on a few cars on a main road in the capital, Santo Domingo, on Sunday, reports said.
The Ministry of Public Works has ordered an investigation into the incident.
Nine more people died in separate incidents in Santo Domingo the same day.
According to the Emergency Operations Center, about 13,000 people have been evacuated to safe places across the country and most of the country’s 32 provinces are under alert.
President Abinadar said that for the sake of the safety of the students, the classes of the educational institutions that are at risk have been suspended until Wednesday.
Among the dead were four Americans and three citizens of neighboring Haiti.