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A passing trough became one of the worst weather tragedies in decades for the Dominican Republic. Nine corpses (5 women and four men) were recovered Saturday, 18 November 2023, from under a retainer wall that collapsed on the underpass of the 27 of February Avenue, near Maximo Gomez. The wall collapsed when the pressure of gushing waters exceeded the drainage capacity.

People had gone about their usual affairs on Saturday. The Weather Office had indicated the possible hurricane would not be a hurricane, as it moved away from Hispaniola to move north towards Cuba. But the Weather Office had also alerted there would be heavy rains and reminded residents of the effects of 4 November when Greater Santo Domingo flooded and there were many tragedies. Most of the country was on a weather alert. Greater Santo Domingo was in the middle...

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