Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Floods claim more lives, wreak havoc in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Flooding and torrential rains have killed 40 people in Bolivia since November, wrecking highways, crops and thousands of homes in the impoverished country, officials said on Wednesday. Nearly 400,000 people living in the Andean city of La Paz have been forced to ration their drinking water after mudslides damaged water pipes last week, and the mayor said the shortages could last until March.

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