Floods and Landslides in Catamarca, Argentina

Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and landslides in the province of Catamarca, north west Argentina.

On 24 January 2014, at least 13 people died in landslides in the region, with a further four people still missing. The worst affected areas are the towns of Siján and El Rodeo where around 60 people have been evacuated after their homes were destroyed.

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A house half buried after floods and landlides in Sijuan, Argentina

Rescue efforts continue to find the four missing people. However, conintued heavy rainfall left levels to the Ambato River vey high and close to overflowing, posing further dangers for residents and rescue teams.

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Cars burried under flood debris in El Rodeo, Argentina. Photo: twitter.com/taxnoticias

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Cars after the floods and landslides in Sijuan, Argentina. Photo: twitter.com/Gracielmoreno

Sources: Telam Argentina