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Flood toll mounts in Argentina

The death toll from massive flooding in Argentina has risen to 56, prompting the government to declare three days of national mourning and drawing a message of concern from Pope Francis. Most of the victims were found Wednesday after a second day of record rainfall in Buenos Aires and nearby La Plata, where flooding submerged cars and sent people scrambling to rooftops for safety.

Argentina in mourning as floods kill 54, sow chaos

Argentina's government declared three days of national mourning from Wednesday after massive flooding killed 54 people in Buenos Aires and the nearby university city of La Plata. At least 46 people died as flood waters hit La Plata about 60 kilometers (40 miles) south of the capital, following historic rains that swept through the streets, submerging cars as people cowered on rooftops. Most of the victims were found after a second day of record rainfall hit the area.
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