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Thousands evacuated in Bolivia, Peru

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 00:42

March 17 - Thousands affected as intense rainfall causes flooding in Bolivia and Peru. Julie Noce reports.

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Intense rain this week has caused rivers in western Bolivia and Peru to overflow forcing thousands from their homes. At least 6,000 families have been evacuated in Bolivia. Farmland and crops have also been destroyed. A state of emergency has been declared as aid workers deliver supplies. Some residents stayed and tried to remove the water by hand. (nats crying woman) In Peru residents watched as landslides caused homes and buildings to collapse. Meteorologists say with higher than normal precipitation levels, rivers and bodies of water are being pushed beyond their capacity.

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Thousands evacuated in Bolivia, Peru

Saturday, March 16, 2013 - 00:42