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Record rains, flooding in Buenos Aires kill 5

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A man rides a paddleboard after heavy rains lashed Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 2.

A violent storm with torrential rain and powerful wind left five people dead Tuesday in Buenos Aires as it knocked out power, downed trees and damaged homes, officials said.

A record 6.1 inches of rain fell in about two hours in some parts of the city.

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Vehicles tossed by the storm sit along a street in Buenos Aires.

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A woman looks at the flooded living room of her home.

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A man perches above the water next to a boat in a flooded street.

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Residents sit on a bench in a flooded public square.

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A wall collapsed at a school in San Fernando, north of Buenos Aires, due to heavy rain and wind.