Death toll in El Salvador storms rises to 192

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Posted: Nov 15, 2009 3:38 PM

Salvadoran authorities say at least 192 people were killed by floods and landslides that swept through the country last week.

El Salvador's Civil Protection agency says in a statement that 89 of the victims were killed in the state of San Vicente, where days of heavy rains caused mud and boulders to sweep down the side of the Chichontepec volcano before dawn a week ago.

The agency said Sunday that dozens more remain missing. It says that more than 14,000 Salvadoran have been affected by the floods and mudslides that were indirectly linked to Hurricane Ida's passage through the region.