Major flooding sweeps through residential areas in Bolivia

Dramatic images out of Bolivia, with desperate residents of the country’s Santa Cruz region seeking dry land after floods swept through residential areas.

Video showed parents carrying children on their backs as waters reached waist high.

According to local reports, residents are being evacuated to a nearby market and soldiers have been deployed to help move families as they wait for the water to recede.

Local officials put the recent rainfall in this area at 100 mm for every square metre.

No deaths have yet been confirmed by authorities.

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