“I ran to help my nephew Vincent and my family that lives near me, when my wife told me that the earth is coming upon them,” Zapata told Moses who came to see him alive one last time. He said he managed to get Delmira Yanguez, the girlfriend of Edward, son of Vicente, who was a survivor of the avalanche, to make jump from the kitchen. Narcy Zapata que estaba con su nieta Janitza Araúz también fueron sepultadas por el alud. Narcy Zapata who was with her granddaughter Janice Arauz were also buried by the avalanche. The other son of Vicente, Miguel Zapata said he attempts to save his father, who managed to get land, but made them run another avalanche.
That same day Adoney Blanquicet December 8, Zapata Narcy grandson who died in the avalanche, for their first communion in the Church of San Felipe de Portobelo. It was about one in the afternoon when the tragedy occurred. While mourning the tragedy wore the shoes, the Colombian family Saavedra, Muriel, Aguilar went through a similar situation as another avalanche of buried. Sadly John Saavedra is in Panama for many, Joseph’s brother Paul told that six years ago who came from Santa Marta Colombia to seek future. At that time Joseph Paul traveled with his girlfriend Ana Lucía Aguilar, a product of that relationship was born in Columbus, little Nicole Saavedra who was two years. This family sector fell in love Good luck in Portobelo and settled there. Jose Pablo’s mother, Susan Muriel Coy joined their children seeking a better future in Columbus, but death cut dreams, to be buried in Portobelo Susan met two years ago, that today was her husband, Canadian Greeg Coy, who was the only who survived the avalanche, but their care is provided. This Colombian family had raised a recycling business and also engaged in addressing a restaurant business and Greeg Susana attending.
Susana José Muriel’s brother, who traveled from Colombia, thanked President Ricardo Martinelli, Governor Pedro Rios and his wife Gladys Rios, who have not abandoned on the steps they have had to make to move the bodies of their loved ones this Monday to their home country. The Saavedra family funeral, Muriel, and their coffins Aguilar will be transported by the Colombian company Girac will be held next Tuesday in Santa Marta, Colombia.
The Arena Panama Theophilus All Brow, has become the collection site for donations from companies that want to support victims and affected by the rains. Gladys Rios, wife of the governor said that since he received orders from the office of the First Lady of the Republic, are receiving donations from companies that want to donate. He said that together with the director of SINAPROC Jaime Ospina, aid is delivered already started with some communities in the Costa Arriba, and the Trans-Isthmian Highway. On the other side of the road leading to the road up to Transitmica Quebrada Ancha he improvised a way for vehicles that can travel with caution. Reported effects on the Costa Abajo in Escobal, Achiote and other sector of the Lake while at the top Costa communities and Portobelo, Cuango, Cacique, Buena Ventura, Built in Maria Chiquita River, Nombre de Dios.
Santa Rosa and Limon reported that river levels are increasing product of the heavy rains that are falling.