Parts of Latin America hit by floods

View of the flooded city of Falcon, 42 km west from Asuncion, in the Paraguay-Argentina border.
View of the flooded city of Falcon, 42 km west from Asuncion, in the Paraguay-Argentina border. PHOTO: AFP

ASUNCION (Paraguay) • Some of the worst flooding in recent memory has dampened Christmas celebrations in parts of Latin America, leaving at least six people dead and driving more than 150,000 from their homes, the BBC reported.

Some 130,000 people have been forced from their homes across Paraguay, officials said, with four people killed by falling trees. In northern Argentina, at least two people have died in the floods, and some 20,000 people have been evacuated.

In Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, nearly 1,800 families had to flee their homes, while in Uruguay, thousands of people were rendered homeless.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 27, 2015, with the headline 'Parts of Latin America hit by floods'. Print Edition | Subscribe