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Flooding kills at least 46 people in Argentina

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A soldier evacuates an elderly woman in a flooded street in La Plata, 39 miles southeast of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on April 3.

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People embrace outside a club where the Red Cross set up a center to help flood victims in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, on April 4.

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Vilma Gorostiaga cries outside her home as she dries her family pictures on the ground in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, on April 4.

By Reuters

Flash floods killed at least 46 people and forced about 1,500 residents to evacuate the Argentine city of La Plata, capital of Buenos Aires province, government officials said on Wednesday.

Some people drowned after being trapped in their cars or while walking along city streets when the water rose suddenly on Tuesday night, while others were electrocuted, provincial governor Daniel Scioli told reporters. Continue reading.

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Juan Fernandez sits inside a club where the Red Cross set up a help center for people affected by flooding after his home was damaged in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, on April 4.

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