Floods From Torrential Rains Claim At Least 5 Lives In Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (April 2, 2013)--Torrential rains in Argentina's capital have triggered flooding that’s responsible for at least five deaths, authorities said.

A record 6.1 inches of rain fell in just two hours Tuesday in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, equal to all of normal rainfall for April.

The storm caused power outages, flooded subway lines and turned the streets into rivers.

Emergency officials were asking people to stay at home after a subway worker was electrocuted when he stepped on wet railway lines and three men and a woman drowned.

Service on a subway line was interrupted, and trains on other lines were delayed.

Officials asked people to avoid driving to prevent accidents.

The Argentine National Meteorological Service expects more storms Tuesday in Buenos Aires and says heavy rains will continue until Friday.


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