Chile: 280,000 lose power in first Santiago snowfall for 20 years

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More than 280,000 people have reportedly been left without power in Santiago after a rare blanket of snow hit the Chilean capital.

About 3-5cm of the white stuff came down on Saturday in what some reports say is the first snowfall there for 20 years.

A security guard at a medical facility died from an apparent heart attack while trying to clear snow, according to reports, while trees struck electricity lines.

And two other people – a 15-year-old girl and her grandmother – were thought to have been injured after they suffered electric...


Chile: 280,000 lose power in first Santiago snowfall for 20 years


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