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Deadly mudslides ravage Chile

1:47am IST - 00:51

At least three people are dead and 19 others missing after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the country's usually dry summer months. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Floodwaters are ravaging northern and central Chile after days of heavy rain during what is supposed to be the country's dry season. The rains have triggered deadly mudslides, burst river banks, and caused a drinking water shortage affecting millions of people in the capital Santiago. Water company Aguas Andinas says the conditions have made repairs difficult. So far, officials say at least three people have died, 19 are missing, and hundreds are stranded in isolated areas, awaiting rescue. In San Jose de Maipo, north of the capital, emergency crews are still clearing the roads of debris, so more residents can evacuate. The area was battered last year with major flooding. Now they're facing it all over again.

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Deadly mudslides ravage Chile

1:47am IST - 00:51