Argentina: Floods Kill Five In Buenos Aires

By: RTV/Channel 13/CBS
By: RTV/Channel 13/CBS

Torrential rains killed five people in Buenos Aires on Tuesday (April 2) while flooding left city streets at a standstill.

Some vehicles were almost completely submerged in water after the heavy downpour caused flash flooding in some parts of the capital.
Rescue personnel worked to assist people left stranded in inundated streets.

Gustavo Acevedo, a city government official, said that while the rescue operation was running smoothly, people in the affected areas should stay inside if possible.

"It took us by surprise and we had to put together this operation on the spur of the moment. The operation is working well and we hope that it continues like that. We are asking people to not go out unless it is absolutely necessary because it's very dangerous," said Acevedo.
Emergency crews were brought into the flooded neighborhoods to help residents make it to dry ground.

Some city homes were completely inundated by the rainstorm, while rising water levels from the floods left cars piled up one on top of the other.

Meteorologists said the heavy rainfall marked a record downpour in the city for the month of April.

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