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El Salvador Needs Your Help:
Nov. 10. 2009 -- San Salvador -- Xinhua
Strong rains brought over by hurricane Ida have killed 175 people in El Salvador, the Civil Protection office said on Tuesday.
Apart from the confirmed 175 deaths, 60 others remain missing, said Civil Protection director Jorge Melendez, adding that a total of 10,348 people are in temporary shelters.
Most of the victims were children and landslides had been the major cause of the deaths, according to authorities.
Many nations and regional and world groups, including Cuba, Guatemala, Japan, Panama and Venezuela as well as the European Union and the United Nations have offered humanitarian aid to the country.
International Red Cross
Central America: Red Cross responds to floods caused by Ida
The torrential rains which Hurricane Ida left in its wake have caused rivers to burst their banks in El Salvador, leading to severe flooding, landslides and heavy damage to infrastructure in five departments - San Salvador, San Vicente, La Paz, La Libertad and Cucustian.
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