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Chile: At least 2 dead, thousands forced from homes by flooding in Atacama Region02:06

Chile: At least 2 dead, thousands forced from homes by flooding in Atacama Region

Chile, Chanaral
May 14, 2017 at 02:36 GMT -00:00 · Published

At least two people have died and more than 2,000 forced to leave their homes after heavy floods in the city of Chanaral in Atacama Region, Saturday.

Several cars and other vehicles could be seen left stranded on the waterlogged streets, after the town was divided into two as nearby Salado River burst its banks and flooded into the town.

According to local authorities, at least 14,000 people are without electricity while more than 90,000 people in the region do not have access to fresh drinking water at the moment.

Chile: At least 2 dead, thousands forced from homes by flooding in Atacama Region02:06
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At least two people have died and more than 2,000 forced to leave their homes after heavy floods in the city of Chanaral in Atacama Region, Saturday.

Several cars and other vehicles could be seen left stranded on the waterlogged streets, after the town was divided into two as nearby Salado River burst its banks and flooded into the town.

According to local authorities, at least 14,000 people are without electricity while more than 90,000 people in the region do not have access to fresh drinking water at the moment.

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