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Flood in Argentina cause deaths

Published:Wednesday | December 30, 2009 | 9:43 AM

Rain fueled flooding in Argentina has killed at least two people and forced the evacuation of 3,000 residents.

Officials say the city of San Antonio de Areco, in northern Buenos Aires Province, was hit particularly hard, with several kilometres now under water.

Governor Daniel Scioli told the state run media that the flooding was unlike any he had seen, and it caught the area by surprise.

Sections of Argentina have been hit by heavy rainfall for the past three days.

There are speculatulations that canals illegally built to irrigate farm lands have contributed to the severe flooding.

Governor Scioli said a legal investigation will be launched to determine the extent to which the canals worsened the flooding.