Severe floods hit Bolivia and Paraguay


Floods triggered by heavy rainfall have been reported in parts of Bolivia and Paraguay over the past couple of days, resulting in damage and casualties.

Floods affected 7 of Bolivias 9 provinces. The worst affected are Cochabamba, Beni, and Pando, where floods and landslides destroyed homes, roads, and bridges.

One person died in Cochabamba, while about 13 000 people have been affected in other parts of the country.

Several houses and road sections have been damaged and two breakwaters of Taquiña River have been destroyed due to river overflow.

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In Paraguay, extensive flooding has occurred in Conception City, leaving at least 4 000 residents affected.

A number of individuals have been evacuated, as several neighborhoods of Conception remain flooded, DG ECHO reported.

Red alerts for hydrological risk have been issued for Cochabamba, Tarija, Beni, and La Paz Departments (Bolivia).

Rainfall with thunderstorms are forecast over southern Bolivia and most of eastern Paraguay, including Conception, on January 19 and 20.

Featured image credit: KN News


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