The winter season in Nicaragua killed two people in the northern province of Esteli, which at least 11 people have died so far this year because of the rains, sources said today.
Jesus Fuentes, 50, and Engel Mejia Ruiz, whose age was not specified, were killed Tuesday in separate incidents, being dragged by the currents of two rivers swollen by the rains.
Until the beginning of last June, the authorities reported that nine people dead and around 14,000 are homeless throughout the country, which joined the two victims on Tuesday.
However, the head of the Civil Defense of Nicaragua, Brigadier General Mario Perezcassar, said they they currently do not have consolidation on people who have died this year due to torrential downpours.
Nicaraguan officials have identified 1,475 critical points to the showers.
According to official figures, the winter season last year resulted in at least 16 deaths and affected 148,530 people and destroyed 1,516 kilometers of highways and roads in Nicaragua.