One dead, four missing and 1,500 evacuated by rain in Costa Rica

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    Costa Rica weather taking toll in the Caribbean and Cartago, as heavy rains continue to cause landslides, and flooding.

    One person died, four were missing in Costa Rica and more than 1,500 have been evacuated to shelters due to heavy rains that have hit the country this weekend in the Caribbean coast and part of the Central Valley, according to official reports.

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    In total, the Red Cross has reported more than 23 communities affected by floods and landslides and even sectors where 250 people held incommunicado, especially in the Caribbean.

    According to an official, one person died while being taken to hospital after getting hurt by a landslide in the area of Turrialba, about 70 miles east of San Jose.

    The National Emergency Commission (CNE) has reported severe damage to roads, houses and bridges, but no casualties, although a tree fell on a bus with 60 passengers, but all were unharmed.

    The National Meteorological Institute (IMN) today reported that no improvement is expected in the weather, so the authorities have asked the public to stay on alert.

    Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education suspended classes in the most affected communities in the coming days to facilitate relief efforts.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
    San Jose Costa Rica

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