Friday, March 4, 2011

BOLIVIA - Landslides kill thousands of disaster victims

During the weekend of 26 and 27 February, heavy rains caused landslides that destroyed or rendered uninhabitable 800 homes in La Paz. The population was evacuated in time, no victim is to be deplored, but more than 5,000 people made homeless in the Bolivian capital, situated 3,700 meters above sea level.

According to municipal authorities, landslides occurred on a fault-known, long inactive, had already caused landslides before 1930.

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