Bolivia paralyzed due to heavy snowfall

Bolivia paralyzed because of the strongest over the last 20 years of snow storms. Thousands of people were cut off from the outside world.

The authorities have requested assistance from neighboring States. They asked helicopters to drop support for caught in the snow captivity, and heavy equipment for clearing snow blockages.


Earlier in Bolivia because of the sharp temperature drop people died from hypothermia.

There were snow storms in Bolivia

In several areas of Bolivia declared an emergency, reports «Russia-24».

Bolivia because of severe snow storms in a lifeguard is still not possible to reach some villages. From the world were cut off for more than seven thousand Bolivians. In addition, it is possible that in the mountains can be foreign tourists. Work on clearing the roads are maintained without interruption.

Bolivian authorities asked the neighbouring state for help. The rescue service of this country there are only two helicopters, and they simply do not have time to deliver humanitarian assistance to all locations.

More than 40 thousand lamas in the South-West of the country may die from lack of food. And this is endangering the existence of the local population that is engaged in animal husbandry.

Source: LeadSource: BBC

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