Bolivia schools close early as drought empties reservoirs

Bolivia schools close early as drought empties reservoirs
 

Authorities in three Bolivian regions have called an end to the school year two weeks early as the country suffers from a severe and prolonged drought.
Three reservoirs which supply the largest city, La Paz, are almost dry, and water rationing is in effect until further notice.
More than 125,000 families are thought to be affected, with some communities only receiving water every third day.
President Evo Morales declared a national state of emergency on Monday.
The supply is so limited that many people only have enough to drink, and cannot bathe or wash clothing.
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23 November 2016 in World News, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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