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4 million without water in deadly Chile floods

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WATER SHORTAGE. No water flows from a faucet during a drinking water supply cut in Santiago, Chile on February 26, 2017. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

The Maipo river, which supplies most homes in Chile’s capital Santiago, gets contaminated by mudslides and rubble

SANTIAGO, Chile (Feb. 27, 2017) — Rainstorms and landslides in Chile killed 4 and contaminated a major river, forcing authorities to cut off drinking water to 4 million people in the capital, authorities said. Continue reading 4 million without water in deadly Chile floods

India says 330 million people suffering from drought

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SUFFERING. Farmers from the drought-hit districts of Maharashtra live at a refugee camp in Mumbai, India, April 13, 2016. File photo by Divyakant Solanki/EPA

More are dying from heatstroke, and families from remote villages walk long distances as they try to find water

NEW DELHI, India (Apr. 22, 2016)— About 330 million people are suffering from drought in India, the government has said, as the country reels from severe water shortages and desperately poor farmers suffer crop losses.

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Baguio to have enough water supply despite El Niño

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RESTORED WATER SOURCE. The Mount Santo Tomas basin. Rappler photo
‘The rain catchment has fully restored water and will be utilized during summertime when our spring sources cannot be tapped,’ says the Baguio Water District

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (Jan. 26, 2016) — Water supply for Baguio City residential and commercial establishments will be sustained despite the threat of El Niño, according to the city’s water distributor.

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