Flooding in Ecuador
Massive flooding in Ecuador's capital Quito and a resulting landslide on the Pichincha volcano which overlooks the city, has killed at least 22 people it has been reported. The floods on 31 January were caused by heavy rainfall, the heaviest in Ecuador for almost 20 years.
Rescue crews are searching homes and streets covered by mud and officials say there are many people missing. The National Police of Ecuador have dispatched both Special Operations Group and an Intervention and Rescue Group to assist with recovery efforts.
|Type of Event:||Floods, landslides|
|Location of Event:||Ecuador|
|Date of Charter Activation:||2022-01-31|
|Time of Charter Activation:||20:27|
|Time zone of Charter Activation:||UTC-05:00|
|Charter Requestor:||SERVICIO NACIONAL DE GESTIÓN DE RIESGOS Y EMERGENCIAS (SNGRE)|
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