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Increase to 20,000 flood evacuees in northeastern Argentina

About 20,000 people remain evacuated in different provinces of northeastern Argentina due to the floods caused by the flooding of the Uruguay River, which also killed two people, authorities reported on Saturday.


"This growing aims to be one of the most complicated in history," said Interior Minister Rogelio Frigerio, who ran on Saturday the provinces of Chaco and Corrientes, by the Chief of Staff Marcos Peña, according to an agency report state news agency Telam.

The areas most affected by the flooding are Concordia, Colon, Concepcion del Uruguay, Goya and in some villages in Chaco, Formosa, Misiones and Santa Fe.

"The hardest thing is Concordia because the water is in some parts of town so the problem of evacuation is more severe," he said the official told local radio. "If we will spend this weekend without rain begin the quietest week," he added.

"We have a crisis committee prepared and are in constant contact with governors and mayors of the affected areas," he concluded.

More than 160,000 people have been evacuated in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay due to flooding caused by the growing of neighboring Uruguay and Paraguay rivers.

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