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Chile assesses damage after freak weather hits south

Bnamericas Published: Monday, June 03, 2019
Chile assesses damage after freak weather hits south

Chilean authorities are assessing damage left by severe weather that hit the central-south Biobío region in recent days, including waterspouts and a tornado.

According to emergencies office ONEMI, as a result of a highly uncommon tornado over 370 houses in the city of Los Ángeles were damaged, while 18 people were injured.

Meanwhile, in regional capital Concepción and the nearby port of Talcahuano, which were hit by waterspouts on Friday, one person died and 176 houses were damaged, while 24,000 homes lost electricity and infrastructure was damaged, according to a release.

Other nearby municipalities saw minor damage, ONEMI said.

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