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Dozens Killed in Argentina Flooding

World | April 3, 2013, Wednesday // 20:34| Views: 1250 | Comments: 0
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Heavy floods caused by torrential rains have killed dozens of people in the province of Buenos Aires in Argentina.

The overall death toll is now at least 31, international media say.

One of the heaviest storms recorded moved through the province hitting both the capital, Buenos Aires, and the city of La Plata.

In La Plata, between 300mm and 400mm of rain fell in a matter of hours, leaving half the city submerged and residents stranded on rooftops, according to the BBC.

Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri said about 350,000 people had been affected by the torrents of rain.

Thousands of cars were carried away by floods and hundreds of families had to be evacuated from their homes.

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