Sunday, February 04, 2018

Deadly storms hit Bolivia and Argentina

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At least six people have died in heavy flooding across the Andean nation of Bolivia, where days of rain have left thousands of people homeless, fields underwater and houses destroyed.


One man died when he was dragged away by a swollen river and five people were killed in road accidents caused by the rain, said the mayor of Cotagaita in the southern Potosi department.

Authorities have said that at least 50,000 people in seven of the country's nine departments have been left homeless. The hardest-hit areas are near the southern border with Paraguay and Argentina.

Rural and Land Development Minister Cesar Cacarico said the flooding has also damaged 33,000 fields.
  [aljazeera.com/Reuters]
 4/2/18

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