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Officials in Chile declared a red alert in several regions due to heavy rains that caused flooding and landslides that killed at least three people as wildfires continue to burn. Cases of mudslides and water outages were also reported in the South American nation.Officials had said the water supply from the Maipo river had to be cut until the water flowed clear. The Chilean authorities worked Monday to restore water to some 4.5 million people in the capital Santiago, whose supply had to be cut after deadly floods contaminated a major river. Everton target Rooney return
Wayne Rooney’s immediate future is at Manchester United, but his not-so-distant future could involve a return to Goodison Park . The 31-year-old is still contracted beyond next season and has in the last week reiterated his desire to remain at Old Trafford. He said the cut would therefore affect more than 60 percent of the city’s 6.5 million-strong population – about 3.9 million people. “We can not guarantee resumption of the service until the River Maipo clears up”.In addition, millions of people remained without running water and the storms are blocking the emergency teams from helping the distressed. The agency, known as ONEMI, said at least 19 people are missing.Aguas Andinas, the company that provides Santiago’s water supply, said the ongoing downpours were making repairs hard. FAA: Plane with 3 aboard crashes at LI airport
The FAA has said the plane was practicing take-offs and landings when it crashed and was privately owned, not a military plane. Chief Michael Sharkey of the county sheriff’s office said it crashed into a field of trees adjacent to the runway. A 12-year-old girl was killed when the vehicle she was travelling in with her family was swept away by a landslide in the O’Higgins region, south of Santiago.The tourist district of San Pedro de Atacama and the northern Antofagasta region were also affected by the floods following heavy rain.In the San Jose de Maipo Valley, near the capital, multiple emergency units are clearing the roads for the residents to evacuate the affected areas. Bato can’t guarantee PNP’s reprised war on drugs will not be bloody
Roughly half of the killings are under investigation amid human rights groups’ concerns of being extrajudicial. “Give me men that I can trust to handle the campaign”, Duterte said. The latest floods to hit Chile are the second in the past year.

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