At least three people died in the torrential rains that battered the northern Dominican Republic, emergency management officials said.

The rains caused flooding and damaged dozens of dwellings on Monday in Santiago, a city located 155 kilometers (96 miles) north of Santo Domingo.

The bodies of Wandy Nuñez Campo, 23, and an unidentified 3-year-old girl were recovered Monday from the Yaque del Norte River in Santiago, the Dominican Republic's second-largest city, northern zone emergency management chief Francisco Arias told Efe.

The two victims were swept away by a raging stream in the poor Hoyo de Elias district, Arias said.

Searchers found the body of Angel Ramon Rosario Cruz on Sunday night, Arias said.

The 24-year-old man was electrocuted when he grabbed a power line as he was being swept away by the same stream.

The government will provide assistance to families affected by the torrential rains, which also caused flooding in Santiago's Hoyo de Puchula, La Javilla, La Bartola and Cañada de Gurabito sections, Santiago province Gov. Aura Toribio said. EFE