The inhabitants of Chile remained without drinking water. This situation has arisen as a result of landslides caused by torrential rains. Mudflows fell into the river that leads to the water tank.

The authorities gave the order to turn off the water supply to four million people in the country. Action decree will be canceled after the falling of pollution level in the river.

State of emergency

Catering places are closed. Lessons in educational institutions also suspended. Chileans quickly buy bottled water.

According to the rescue services, some mountain areas of the country were cut off from other settlements. Vehicular traffic in areas is not possible.

The Government of Chile does not know exactly when the supply of drinking water will resume.

Earlier, the Chilean city suffered from drought and forest fires.