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A downpour in Death Valley leaves more than a thousand people stranded

MADRID, 6 Ago.

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A downpour in Death Valley leaves more than a thousand people stranded

MADRID, 6 Ago. (EUROPA PRESS) -

A downpour in the Death Valley National Park, in California, has left approximately a thousand people stranded, who have not been able to leave the place, since the rains, along with the mud, have buried their vehicles, as explained by the local authorities.

The park, near the state border of California and Nevada, has received 43 millimeters of rain in just a few hours - the average annual rainfall in the area is 48 millimeters -, as reported by the California National Park Service in a statement.

Some 60 vehicles have been buried tens of centimeters under sand and debris, and half a thousand visitors, as well as another 500 park workers, have been stranded without being able to get out. In addition, all entry and exit paths have been completely blocked.

According to estimates by the California Department of Transportation, it would take four to six hours to open a road that would allow visitors to exit the park.

Added to this, the water system of the park offices, which provides water to workers and residents, has suffered a rupture due to the downpour, leaving people who need it without water.

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