Sunday, December 17, 2017

Chile: Landslide destroys village and kills at least five

Landslide destroys village
A landslide caused by torrential rain has killed at least five people in southern Chile and has destroyed dozens of houses.

Fifteen people are missing in the remote village of Villa Santa Lucía in the country's lake region, popular with tourists.

President Michelle Bachelet has declared a state of emergency in the area.

Thousands remain without electricity and cut off from the rest of Chile.

1 comment:

  1. The death toll from a landslide that hit the town of Villa Santa Lucia in Chile's Patagonia region climbed to 11, while 15 others were reported missing, the National Office for Emergency (ONEMI) said Sunday.


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