On Saturday, March 18, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa announced that, according to the government, the victims of the floods in that country have become at least 15 people.
The President announced that as a result of floods and landslides were destroyed 123 houses in the provinces of Manabi, Guayas, Napo, El Oro and Los Rios. In total, affected about 6 thousand families.
In turn, Prime Minister of Peru Fernando Zavala said that in his country the number of victims of floods and landslides has risen to 72.
In Peru damaged by more than 115 thousand houses collapsed about 120 bridges, the traffic is paralyzed.
According to meteorologists, with such a natural disaster, Peru and Ecuador have not experienced since 1998.
Cause of flooding was the climate phenomenon «El niño» in the Pacific ocean.