A large fire destroyed a pallet manufacturing plant this afternoon near KM 26 along the Highway between San Salvador and Sonsonate near Lourde, Colón, in the dept of La Libertad.
The fire started at the Tarimas El Angel business mid day and employees tried to put it out but instead decided to save their lives instead. Comandos arrived in order to manage crowd control and help local firefighters control the fire. 5 ambulances, 3 water tanks, and 2 firetrucks were on scene to support.
Comandos are staying on alert due to the tropical storm increasing over the last few hours in El Salvador
CDS Eastern delegate bases are on call and ready to respond at any moments notice while monitoring river levels and homes that could be affected in case of flooding. Humble living areas have been affected in Apastepeque, San Vicente but no injuries or missing people have been reported. Strong winds in the Dept of Usulután have caused large trees to collapse.
Ocho personas resultaron lesionadas al accidentarse dos unidades del transporte colectivo en esta capital, sobre la 15ª. Calle Oriente y la Avenida España.
8 people were injured during two bus accidents along the 15 calle Oriente and Ave. España. First Responders from Comandos secured and transported them to nearby hospitals. Victims included the following: Emelí Menjívar, de 3 años; Berta Alvarado, de 63; Jennifer Mata, de 21; Yolanda Arias, de 69; Rosmeri Vargas, de 33; Guadalupe Arias, de 38; Héctor González, de 38 y Lilian González, de 44.
El alto nivel de delincuencia y los accidentes de tránsito son las emergencias que se atienden diariamente en Comandos de Salvamento. The high numbers of patients due to deliquency and Motor Vehicle Accidents are increasing every day. Gunshots, stabbings are an everyday occasion. Many patients every day are brought to hospitals by Salvadoran EMS services.
Motorcycle accidents have also increased due to unaware and sometimes disinterested drivers that do not care for those that ride on two wheels. Comandos de Salvamento is one of many EMS teams throughout the country that are always on alert due to motor vehicle accidents, especially during times of rain and storms during rush hour traffic. CDS always recommends that traffic laws are obeyed and to yield to all motorcycle drivers in order to prevent tragedies.