Chile mudslide leaves 3,000 strandedMay 31st, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, May 31 (IANS/EFE) Some 3,000 people living in the towns of Palena and Futaleufu, in the southern Chilean region of Los Lagos, were left stranded due to a mudslide that buried the road leading to their area, authorities said.
The mudslide, about 120 meters long and 20 meters deep, occurred late Tuesday during a storm that affected the area, in the vicinity of Villa Santa Lucia, some 1,300 km south of Santiago.
“You can’t get to Palena from the Chilean side, although it is possible from the Argentine side,” said an official Wednesday.
The storm also resulted in power outages and the loss of telephone communications.
The front of bad weather that affected several regions of Chile over the past few days left two people dead and over 3,500 with some sort of property damage.
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