Argentine Floods Kill 2; Thousands Evacuated

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Severe flooding triggered by heavy rains

Argentine officials say severe flooding triggered by heavy rains has left at least two people dead in Buenos Aires province and forced thousands of others to flee their homes.

Authorities said Monday that two youths, ages 10 and 19, died in the deluge, which hit the town of San Antonio de Areco the hardest. At least 3,000 residents of the town north of Buenos Aires were forced to leave their homes.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.