Nearly 60,000 families affected by rains in Bolivia are reported | News

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The Bolivian Civil Defense reported that at least 60,000 families are affected and 22 have died due to landslides, floods and other disasters caused by the heavy rains of recent months.


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Regarding the deaths, the state institution found that this figure could rise because ten people are still counted as missing.

The authorities specified that of the total number of victims, more than 10,000 families ended up displaced from their homes due to the destruction of their homes.

Likewise, the entity revealed that a third of the more than 300 municipalities in Bolivia face excessive rainfall with floods and overflowing of rivers.

Regarding the damage to agriculture, the Civil Defense stressed that nearly 300,000 hectares of crops have been affected by the rains.

Faced with this serious situation with rainfall, the Vice Minister of Civil Defense, Juan Carlos Calvimontes, stated that a contingency plan is being prepared to face the second rainy season.

Calvimontes explained that they are immersed in a series of meetings by municipalities to create a mechanism or coordination to face the coming rainy season that, as he predicted, could cause damage in various regions of the nation.

For this stage in which the most affected Departments are expected to be La Paz, Beni, Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and Potosí.

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