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Flooding in southern Chile leaves two dead and one missing

Two people dead and one person missing left a alluvium that destroyed a house in Araucaniain the south of Pepperfollowing heavy rain over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

“It has just been confirmed discovery of two bodies of three missing people“, he said José Montalvapresidential delegate of La Araucanía.

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He alluvium It happened on Sunday night near a roadand destroyed two houses, one of them uninhabited, as well as a church.

To the two deceased people are a couple who lived in one of the destroyed houses and it is not known whether the missing person has a family connection with the couple.

Last weekend, the south of the country suffered a frontal system that caused river overflows that left some 250 people affected in the regions of Biobío, La Araucanía, Los Ríos and Los Lagos.

O Araucaniaapproximately 680 km from the capital Santiagoit concentrates half of those affected, in addition to around 50 houses with major damage.

Pepper Last August, the highest rainfall in 30 years was recorded in the central-southern area of ​​the country, leaving four dead and more than 32,000 homeless.

Source: Elcomercio

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