Panama: three people die during an excursion in a cave

Panama: three people die during an excursion in a cave

The National Civil Protection System of Panama (Sinaproc) recovered this Monday morning the lifeless body of a tour guide who had been missing since Sunday, after the flood of a river in the Cueva del Bayano, district of Chepo, in the east of Panama.

Two other people died in the tragedy while participating in an excursion at the site.

The incident surprised a group of 16 hikers, including 11 Panamanians, a Canadian and four Venezuelans, reported Sinaproc. Thirteen of them were quickly rescued.

After confirming the discovery of the body of the tour guide, the director of Sinaproc, Carlos Rumbo, lamented the tragedy and recalled the danger that visiting these areas represents during the rainy season.

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