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Toddler drowns in Guatemala floods: official

AFP  |  Guatemala City 

A two-year-old girl is among 17 people killed in floods in Guatemala since the start of the Central American country's rainy season in April, authorities said today.

The toddler drowned yesterday after heavy rain caused the Platanitos River to flood a poor district of Guatemala City, national disaster prevention coordinator David de Leon told reporters.

Nearly 1,59,000 people have been displaced during this year's rainy season.

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 01:07 IST