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25 Dead, Over 100 Missing As Devastating Floods Rock Chile (PHOTOS)

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Chilean regions of Atacama, Tarapaca, Antofagasta and Coquimbo were over the weekend hit by deadly floods which left at least 25 people dead, with about over 100 missing, with officials fearing the number of casualties could rise, CNN reports

The Chilean disaster agency also claims that more than 30,000 people were affected by the disaster, with about 3,000 being housed in emergency shelters.

The Chilean government have begun restoring water and electricity, although it is expected to take a long while before the situation is brought to normal.

The authorities have also sent tetanus, rabies, Hepatitis A and flu shots to the area in a bid to stem the spread of diseases.

CHile Floods (Photo Credit: dawatmedia)
CHile Floods (Photo Credit: dawatmedia)
Chile floods (Photo Credit: Latin Times)
Chile floods (Photo Credit: Latin Times)
Chile Flood (Photo Credit: Floodlist)
Chile Flood (Photo Credit: Floodlist)
Chilean flood (Photo Credit: CNN)
Chilean flood (Photo Credit: CNN)
Chile flooding (Photo Credit: CNN)
Chile flooding (Photo Credit: CNN)
Aftermath of the Chilean flood (Photo Credit: CNN)
Aftermath of the Chilean flood (Photo Credit: CNN)
A man tried to cross a flooded road in Chile (Photo Credit:CNN)
A man tried to cross a flooded road in Chile (Photo Credit:CNN)

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