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A dust storm hit the northeast of the Argentinean province of Chubut

The strong winds of up to 100 kmh damaged homes, uprooted trees and sent people fleeing for their lives as the sand decreased visibility to almost nothing.

The entire east of Chubut suffered the greatest damage: winds that exceeded 120 kmh uprooting trees, destroying power lines, damaging homes and triggering total power outages.

The storm enhanced the wildfire raging in the “El Doradillo” area near Puerto Madryn, during which at least 16 houses have burned down.

In the Municipality of Trelew, people were asked to stay at home during the powerful storm that lasted about two hours.

But it’s not the first time people living in Chubut experience such dramatic atmospheric events. And people say the problem is the government.

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