Floods and landslides hit Bolivia


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A landslide caused by intense rains has destroyed more than 300 homes in the Bolivian city of La Paz.
The authorities managed to evacuate the poor Kupini II area before it was smashed by a collapsing hillside.
Elsewhere in La Paz, at least five people drowned when a minibus was swept away by a swollen river.

Across Bolivia, weeks of heavy rain have killed at least 40 others and left more than 10,000 homeless.

Officials evacuated the Kupini II area on Saturday night after cracks began appearing in roads and bridges.

"My neighbours were running around and told me to get out," local resident Maria Elena Siles told the Associated Press.

"I looked out the window and there were no more homes to the left or the right of mine".

Residents have been trying to recover furniture and other belongings from wrecked houses, while crews with heavy equipment try to stop the landslide from threatening other areas.