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Argentina floods kill at least 59

DISASTER RESPONSE:The Argentine government has mobilized army, coast guard and police officers to aid the humanitarian effort and prevent looting

AP, LA PLATA, Argentina

Mobile hospitals were activated after two major hospitals were flooded, and government workers were handing out donated water, canned food and clothing. Argentine provincial Health Minister Alejandro Collia said hepatitis shots were being given at 33 evacuation centers, and that spraying would kill mosquitoes that spread dengue fever.

“The humanitarian question comes first. The material questions will be resolved in time,” said Scioli, who promised subsidies, loans and tax exemptions for the victims.

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