The heaviest rains to hit Chile's northern region in decades have costed the life of at least 30 people, according to the most recent report by the National Office of Emergency of the Interior Ministry (known as Onemi), dated April 21.
At the time of writing the original post of this translation, a new victim was found.
URGENTE : En Los Loros encuentran el cuerpo de una nueva víctima del aluvión. Sería la número 31 (vía @Soycopiapo) #Copiapo #Atacama
— RadioCeleste Chile (@rcelestechile) April 23, 2015
LAST MINUTE: At Los Loros, the body of a new victim of the flood was found. This would be number 31.
On Global Voices, we reported about what has been considered the worst rain from the past 80 years in the Northern regions (mainly in Atacama and Antofagasta) when heavy rains caused the Copiapó river to overflow.
According to press releases, there are at least 59 people unaccounted for and 29.739 affected. Meanwhile, material damages go up to 2.000 completely destroyed homes. Over 6.000 have been severely affected, and another 11.000 have suffered minor damages.