(TELESUR) – Several epidemiologists warned of possible virus outbreaks among shelters because of close-quarter gatherings.
“We extend our most sincere condolences to the affected families,” the head of the government’s cabinet, Carolina Recinos, said at a press conference.
Recinos said that the atmospheric phenomenon’s victims were reported in San Salvador, Ciudad Delgado, Soyapango, and San Juan Opico’s municipalities. Recinos also confirmed an 8-year-old boy was among the victims.
El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele decreed a 15-day-long national emergency and stressed his office would consider to prolong it according to meteorological conditions.