Argentina: eight Australians feared trapped by landslides near Puente del Inca

Posted on February 13, 2013 • Filed under: Argentina, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate reported that eight Australians are believed to be trapped in South America after severe landslides hit Argentina.
The Australian climbers were reported to have been at the Puente del Inca, a naturally-formed arching bridge over a river about 1400 kilometres west of Buenos Aires when the first of the landslides hit on Thursday. “We are aware of media reports that eight Australians have reportedly been affected by the landslides in the Puente del Inca region of Argentina”, a spokesperson from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said. “The Australian Embassy in Buenos Aires is contacting local authorities to determine their whereabouts and check on their welfare.” Hundreds of people have been left stranded after heavy rain caused several landslides and rockfalls across the Mendoza province. Hundreds more have been evacuated. Read Article

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