Communities in northern Chile dig out of mud after major floods kill 9, leave several missing

March 27, 2015 6:04 PM

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Communities in northern Chile dig out of mud after major floods kill 9, leave several missing

A woman rests on a mattress on a mud covered street after rains caused heavy flooding in Copiapo, Chile, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Unusually heavy thunder storms and torrential rains that began on Tuesday have blocked roads, caused power outages and affected some 600 people on this normally dry region. (AP Photo/Aton Chile, Marcelo Hernandez) - CHILE OUT - NO USAR EN CHILE (The Associated Press)

SANTIAGO, Chile – Communities in Chile's northern desert region are digging houses out of the mud and working to reopen roads after floods pummeled several cities and left nine people dead.

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