Seven dead, 4 missing in floods in central Argentina

Seven people are dead and four others are missing in central Argentina after heavy rain led to street floods that swept up several people, including a 5-year-old girl.

AP Updated: Feb 17, 2015, 10:21 AM IST

Cordoba (Argentina): Seven people are dead and four others are missing in central Argentina after heavy rain led to street floods that swept up several people, including a 5-year-old girl.

Civil Defence director Diego Concha told the television station TN that more than 1 foot of rain fell during a 12-hour span in the province of Cordoba, about 700 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires.
 

Concha said the bodies of the girl and a young man were recovered today, and the others, of various ages, were recovered late yesterday.

He said authorities evacuated 400 people and several hundred others had fled on their own.

Images from several local stations showed powerful currents moving vehicles and flooding storefronts and houses.