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Intense rains this week have caused rivers in western Bolivia to overflow forcing thousands out of their homes.
At least 6000 have been evacuated in Bolivia, crops have been destroyed.
A state of emergency has been declared and workers are delivering supplies.
The extensive flooding damaged roads and brought traffic to a standstill. The overflowing Chimore River is primarily responsible for the damage to homes and residential areas.
Santa Cruz, the country’s second largest metropolitan area, was among the inundated areas, receiving 107mm of rain in just 24 hours.
The severe weather has been enhanced by a meteorological feature in the region known as a lee low, or the Bolivian low. This is an area of low pressure that often develops to the shelter of the Andes.