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Floods in Bolivia leaves 42 dead

LA Paz: The number of people killed by landslides and flooding in Bolivia has climbed to 42, a top official said Monday.Fifteen people went missing and 47,466 families were left homeless after torrential rains struck

IANS [ Updated: February 11, 2014 11:18 IST ]
floods in bolivia leaves 42 dead
floods in bolivia leaves 42 dead

LA Paz: The number of people killed by landslides and flooding in Bolivia has climbed to 42, a top official said Monday.


Fifteen people went missing and 47,466 families were left homeless after torrential rains struck 119 of the South American country's 339 municipalities last week, Xinhua quoted Defence Minister Ruben Saavedra as telling reporters

The worst-hit area was in Bolivia's central Cochabamba province, he added.

Deputy Education Minister Juan Jose Quiroz announced Monday that classes continued to be suspended in 487 schools across the country.

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