Colombia reports 48 deaths in rain season

10:38, July 06, 2010      

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Director of Colombia's National Office of Prevention, Luz Amanda Pulido, said on Monday that heavy rains in the country have killed 48 people until June 30, left eight people missing and 170,000 victims.

Pulido said that these deaths are recorded in the first half of this year during the rain season in Colombia, adding that 27 of the 32 departments of the country have been affected by the rains.

The most affected departments were Antioquia in the northwest, Arauca in the northeast and the cities of Barranquilla, Cartagena and Soledad in the Caribbean.

Pulido said that according to the Hydrology Meteorology and Environmental Studied of Colombia, the natural phenomenon known as "La Nina" will start being strong since September when the country will see more rains.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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