Four people died in a landslide triggered by days of torrential rains.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Authorities in El Salvador say a landslide touched off by days of torrential rains has killed four members of a family as they slept in a home.

Red Cross spokesman Carlos Mendoza reports that the slide took place Thursday night in the area of Playa El Majahual, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of the capital.

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The victims were a couple and their 8-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. The homes of four other families were also damaged.

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About 100 people evacuated the area as a precautionary measure.

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