Tunnel Collapse in Dominican Republic Kills at Least 9 shorts | VOA News

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At least nine people died when a concrete wall collapsed in one of the tunnels in a busy avenue in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Nov. 18, 2023, as a result of heavy rains and floods caused by the passage of a tropical disturbance that has been battering the west of the Caribbean. The wall, which is part of the infrastructure built to speed up traffic in the National District, collapsed late Saturday afternoon, when there were still many cars circulating despite alerts issued by emergency agencies. Damaged pipes poured water into the tunnel, making rescue more difficult. "We recovered about nine bodies in that area," Delfin Rodriguez, deputy director of Civil Defense Operations, told The Associated Press. Of these, five were male and four were female. The concrete wall crushed several of the vehicles circulating at the time in the center of the Dominican Republic's capital, while floods swept away vehicles and drowned houses and people in the western part of the city. (AP) » Subscribe to VOA News: https://bit.ly/3KIPysi » Watch more VOA News video: https://www.youtube.com/c/VOANews Voice of America (VOA) is the largest U.S. international broadcaster, providing news and information in more than 40 languages to an estimated weekly audience of 236.8 million people. VOA produces content for digital, television, and radio platforms. It is easily accessed via your mobile phone and on social media. It is also distributed by satellite, cable, FM and MW, and is carried on a network of approximately 3,000 affiliate stations. Since its creation in 1942, Voice of America has been committed to providing comprehensive coverage of the news and telling audiences the truth. Through World War II, the Cold War, the fight against global terrorism, and the struggle for freedom around the globe today, VOA exemplifies the principles of a free press. Connect with VOA News: » VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://www.voanews.com » LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/voanews » FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/voanews » FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/VOANews » FOLLOW US ON THREADS: https://www.threads.net/@voanews #news #voanews
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