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Thousands stranded in Bolivia after unusually heavy snow

Bolivia's south west is normally a dry land but now has been hit by the worst snowstorms in years.

Thousands of people have been stranded and rescue efforts are under way.

More snow is expected in the coming days with temperatures expected to drop to -17 Celsius.

Liliet Heredero reports.

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