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Argentina searches for bodies from deadly rains as death toll rises to 55; 20-plus missing

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    People embrace outside a club where the Red Cross set up a center to help flood victims in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, Thursday, April 4, 2013. Buenos Aires Gov. Daniel Scioli says 49 people died in this flooded capital of Argentina’s largest province as torrential rains swamped entire neighborhoods, washing away cars and flooding some houses to their rooftops. The overall death toll is now 55, and more than 20 people are missing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (The Associated Press)

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    People affected by flooding line up to get help from the Red Cross in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, Thursday, April 4, 2013. Buenos Aires Gov. Daniel Scioli says 49 people died in this flooded capital of Argentina’s largest province as torrential rains swamped entire neighborhoods, washing away cars and flooding some houses to their rooftops. The overall death toll is now 55, and more than 20 people are missing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (The Associated Press)

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    Juan Fernandez sits inside a club where the Red Cross set up a help center for people affected by flooding after his home was damaged in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, Thursday, April 4, 2013. Buenos Aires Gov. Daniel Scioli says 49 people died in this flooded capital of Argentina’s largest province as torrential rains swamped entire neighborhoods, washing away cars and flooding some houses to their rooftops. The overall death toll is now 55, and more than 20 people are missing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (The Associated Press)

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    A woman is comforted by a relative outside a club where the Red Cross set up a center to people affected by flooding in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, Thursday, April 4, 2013. Buenos Aires Gov. Daniel Scioli says 49 people died in this flooded capital of Argentina’s largest province as torrential rains swamped entire neighborhoods, washing away cars and flooding some houses to their rooftops. The overall death toll is now 55, and more than 20 people are missing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (The Associated Press)

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    A child sleeps inside a school being used as a shelter for people affected by flooding in La Plata, in Argentina's Buenos Aires province, Thursday, April 4, 2013. Buenos Aires Gov. Daniel Scioli says 49 people died in this flooded capital of Argentina’s largest province as torrential rains swamped entire neighborhoods, washing away cars and flooding some houses to their rooftops. The overall death toll is now 55, and more than 20 people are missing. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) (The Associated Press)

Provincial Gov. Daniel Scioli says 49 people have died in the flooded Argentine city of La Plata, where torrential rains swamped entire neighborhoods, washing away cars and flooding some houses to their rooftops.

The overall death toll is now 55, and more than 20 people are missing. Police dogs are searching for bodies.

Some stores were looted, but authorities say hundreds of police and troops helped guard neighborhoods overnight to prevent more crimes as much of the urban area of nearly 1 million people remained without power.

Priorities include preventing a public health emergency due to a lack of drinking water, plumbing and electricity, along with spoiled food, and widespread sewage. Scioli said Thursday that four mobile hospitals have been activated, and shelters were handing out water and clothing.