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Latino Daily News

Saturday December 25, 2010

10-Year-old Bolivian Girl rescues Baby in Floodwaters

A 10-year-old Bolivian girl saved a baby as the child was being swept away in floodwaters.

More than 60 homes were destroyed as the floods ran through a mining village north of La Paz.

Rosa, the ten year old saw a 9 month old baby, “floating in her carriage in the waters of the river.”

“I jumped in and grabbed it with one arm and with the other I swam with all my strength and gave it back to her mom,” the girl told the daily La Razon.


The flood swept away some 60 homes standing about 50 meters (165 feet) from the riverbank, and while for the moment no deaths have been reported, 150 families are estimated to have been affected.