Bolivia – Hail and Flash Floods in Sucre Leave 4 Dead, 6 Missing

A short period of torrential rain and hail during the afternoon of 04 January 2021 caused flash flooding in parts of the city of Sucre in Chuquisaca Department, Bolivia.

Clean up operations after hail and flash flooding 04 January 2021 in Sucre, Bolivia. Photo: Municipo de Sucre

Authorities report that at least 4 people died, 6 are missing and 7 were injured as a result of the severe weather. The intense rain and hail also caused considerable material damage to vehicles and buildings. Several stalls of traders from the Mercado Campesino were swept away.

Police in Chuquisaca reported that 14 people were rescued with symptoms of hypothermia and were taken to different medical centres. Seven were later discharged and the rest remain under hospital care

In a statement, President of Bolivia, Luis Arce, expressed his condolences to the relatives of the deceased.

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