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CHILE FLOODS KILLS 25 WHILE 125 STILL MISSING


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At least 25 people have been killed by overwhelming floods in northern Chile with officials saying 125 people are still missing, reports the BBC.

According to reports, Chilean disaster agency officials fear that number of flood victims could rise since over 30,000 people have been affected by the floods, while close to 3,000 are being housed in emergency shelters.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet visited the region of Atacama on Saturday which was hardest hit.

Tarapaca, Antofagasta and Coquimbo were also struck, according to BBC adding that photographs show people up to their knees in water and mud.
Meanwhile, Chilean authorities have sent tetanus, rabies, Hepatitis A and flu shots to the area in an effort to stop the spread of diseases (Source: Agencies).

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