Mudslides in North Leave 25 Dead

July 9, 2004

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Floodingand landslides caused by heavy rains lastweek in the northern department of Matagalpaand on the Atlantic left 25 dead andsent more than 2,280 people into state-runshelters, according to local press reports.Various mudslides on the deforestedMusún Mountain in Matagalpa, 220 kilometersnorth of Managua, killed morethan two-dozen campesinos – mostly children– and displaced more than 1,000people to area shelters.Meanwhile, river flooding in theindigenous-populated northern Atlanticport town of Prinzapolka, about 90 kilometerssouth of Puerto Cabezas, affectedsome 27 rural Indian communities anddisplaced some 10,000 people to higherground, according to the daily El NuevoDiario.The newspaper’s correspondent in theisolated region of the country reportedthat some people were left stuck in treeswithout food.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

A pilgrimage for a saint: El Salvador mourns
Central America
508 views
Central America
508 views

A pilgrimage for a saint: El Salvador mourns

AFP - March 25, 2019

Hundreds of Salvadorans paid tribute this weekend to their first saint, San Salvador Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero, murdered 39 years…

News
343 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: March 25, 2019

Alexander Villegas - March 25, 2019

An indigenous land rights leader was murdered in his home, four cases of measles detected in Costa Rica and La…

Costa Rica Treatment Center tackles addiction differently
Costa Rica
711 views
Costa Rica
711 views

Costa Rica Treatment Center tackles addiction differently

The Tico Times - March 25, 2019

Costa Rica Treatment Center tackles addiction differently. While most drug and alcohol rehab centers shelter their clients from external stimuli,…