Rains sweep away homes in Bolivian neighborhoods

Authorities in Bolivia say mudslides triggered by heavy rains have swept away at least 400 homes in the La Paz area, leaving thousands of people homeless.

Officials say residents evacuated affected neighborhoods on Saturday after a rain-soaked hill began sliding and cracks appeared in the streets. The disaster is being described as the worst to ever hit the city.

There have been no immediate reports of fatalities.

Authorities say landslides are likely to continue as more waterlogged hillsides give way.

The La Niña weather phenomenon has been blamed for the severe weather

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