Mud from landslides blocked purification plants
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Chile water shortage hits Santiago from Maipo river

23 January 2013 Last updated at 10:42 GMT

A water shortage has hit the Chilean capital of Santiago.

Heavy rains and warm weather have caused mudslides, contaminating a river that feeds the city's purification plants.

The water company says supplies should be back to normal on Wednesday.

Gideon Long reports.