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Argentina promises millions to flood victims

Friday, April 05, 2013 - 01:01

April 6 - After being criticized for its response to deadly flash floods, Argentina is promising tens of millions of dollars in emergency aid. Andrew Raven reports.

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Days after deadly flash floods hammered Argentina, the country's government has authorized millions of dollars in aid for flood victims. President Cristina Fernandez said the relief effort will reach more than 150,000 people. She also said the government was discussing a $100 million loan with a regional development bank. On Wednesday, 400 millimetres of rain fell in just two hours around Buenos Aires, flooding low lying areas. Flash floods killed at least 51 people and forced many others to evacuate. Residents, like those in this neighbourhood, said they lost everything and have complained about a lack of government assistance. Officials are in the process of organising much-needed supplies.

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Argentina promises millions to flood victims

Friday, April 05, 2013 - 01:01