At least 13 killed as fierce winds hit Argentina

At least 13 people have been killed and hundreds injured in Argentina after fierce winds whipped up dust storms, knocked down trees and damaged power lines on Saturday and Sunday. According to Argentine media reports, the powerful winds hit the northwestern province of San Juan in particular, with temperatures reaching up to 60 mph. The severe weather has left tens of thousands without electricity, with some 60,000 people forced to evacuate their homes. The strong winds reached cities and towns across the country. In the capital Buenos Aires, the strong gusts of wind blew away roof tiles and street signs, while in other areas trees were uprooted and whole houses had to be evacuated due to the increased risk of further damage. At least 13 people have been confirmed dead after the fierce winds, with hundreds injured. The Argentine government has declared a state of emergency in the affected regions and relief efforts are currently underway.