13 February 2008

News: Flooding in Bolivia

Usually, the rainy season tends to leave the residents of Bolivia a little soaked this time of year. Unfortunately, they are a little more than soaked at the moment, with more than 60 reported dead.

Flooding from heavier than normal rains have caused this landlocked country in South America to call a state of emergency. Scientists say that climate change from global warming is to blame for such flooding.

The provincial capital of Trinidad, a Amazonian city of 90,000, is being threatened by the rising flood waters.

Many countries as well as the United Nations have stepped in to provide disaster relief.

"Bolivia floods misery continues." http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7243970.stm

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