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ARGENTINA | 14-11-2018 12:58

Floods leave four people dead in Argentina

Four people, including a baby and a pregnant woman, have been found dead in flooded areas, after three days of torrential rain and heavy storms.

Four people, including a baby and a pregnant woman, have been found dead in flooded areas, after three days of torrential rain and heavy storms hit parts of the country.

An eight-month-old baby drowned when he fell from a bed inside a flooded house in the Los Alamos barrio of Virrey del Pino, La Matanza, on the western outskirts of Buenos Aires, local press reported. 

Elsewhere, a 19-year-old pregnant woman and her 21-year-old partner died in Villa Constitución, in the south of Santa Fe province, when their house collapsed.

The last of the victims was a 38-year-old man, who was found drowned in a flooded field in the western province of Entre Ríos.

Heavy downpours lashed the central-eastern region of Argentina between Saturday and Monday, prompting heavy flooded and rivers to overflow their banks.

In several locations, more rainfall was witnessed in three days than what usually falls in the entirety of November. More than 1,800 people have been evacuated in recent days.

"This is a very complicated year because it is the fourth flood," said Liliana Pintos, secretary of Social Action in La Matanza, one of the most affected areas in Buenos Aires Province.

- AFP

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