Ecuador declares state of emergency over flooding

Other News Materials 21 February 2008 03:06 (UTC +04:00)

( dpa ) - The government of Ecuador on Wednesday declared a state of emergency in the wake of heavy rainfall that has caused flooding in the South American country.

At least three people have drowned in the flooding, which has also damaged to infrastructure and agriculture, authorities said.

The declaration opens the door for funds to address the damages. Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Argentina have also faced recent flooding.