Deadly floods wreak havoc in Chile

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By Euronews
Deadly floods wreak havoc in Chile

At least 23 people have been killed and around 50 are missing from deadly floods in Chile.

The rains, which started on Tuesday, were the worst in 80 years to fall in the Atacama region, one of the driest on Earth.

Rivers burst their banks after heavy rains in the Andes sent floodwater down into the valleys and towns below.

Almost 11,000 people have been affected and more than 4,500 are in shelters.

Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said entire towns had been left without drinking water.