The Panamanian authorities found the lifeless body of a teacher who was dragged by a rise of a river in the west of the country along with three minors today, whose bodies were already located on Tuesday afternoon.
The National System of Civil Protection (Sinaproc) indicated in its Twitter account that the body of the teacher was found near where the children were found, in the Jacaque River, located in the Ngäbe-Buglé indigenous region, in the west of the country.
"After 14 hours, in night and day search, the Joint Task Force (an operation that brings together several security forces) with the community of Camarón and relatives locates the body of the missing teacher in the Jacaque River 7 km away in the Ngäbe-Buglé District," said Sinaproc.
Sinaproc reported through its Twitter account that the bodies of the three children were found by a team of lifeguards, which keeps the search for a teacher who was also in the car that was dragged on Tuesday by the waters.
"Sadly! At this moment the bodies of the 3 minors are found dead, dragged by the waters of the Jacaque River in Camarón Arriba", wrote the director of Sinaproc, José Donderis, in the social network.
In the vehicle that was dragged by a rise in water while trying to cross the river, the three children, the teacher and a driver, managed to escape and they were taken to a hospital to receive medical attention for the blows they received when they got out of the transport.
The director of the security body, José Donderis, said in the same social network that the witnesses of the incident point out "that the driver was instructed not to cross due to the conditions of the river."
The Panamanian authorities issued a warning today for heavy rains, which will be in effect for 72 hours and that will affect practically the entire country, and warned of possible flooding of rivers and landslides.
The rains could be especially intense during the afternoon of this Wednesday in the Azuero Peninsula, the western provinces of Chiriquí and Bocas del Toro and in the indigenous Ngäbe-Buglé region, where the events took place.