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Floods hit Chilean capital, cut water to millions

  • A National Police officer stands next to a flooded street in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Authorities say the Rio Mapocho flooded several districts of the city and landslides killed at least one person. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    A National Police officer stands next to a flooded street in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Authorities say the Rio Mapocho flooded several districts of the city and landslides killed at least one person. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)  (The Associated Press)

  • A national police bus carry's people who need to cross a flooded street in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Authorities say the Rio Mapocho flooded several districts of the city and landslides killed at least one person. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    A national police bus carry's people who need to cross a flooded street in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Authorities say the Rio Mapocho flooded several districts of the city and landslides killed at least one person. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)  (The Associated Press)

  • A woma and her dog stand near a flooded street in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Authorities say the Rio Mapocho flooded several districts of the city and landslides killed at least one person. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

    A woma and her dog stand near a flooded street in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, April 17, 2016. Authorities say the Rio Mapocho flooded several districts of the city and landslides killed at least one person. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)  (The Associated Press)

Heavy rains have caused severe flooding and cut water service to millions of people in Chile's capital, Santiago.

Authorities say the Rio Mapocho flooded several districts of the city and landslides killed at least one person. Seven others are missing and people along the Costanera Center shopping center were being evacuated Sunday.

City officials say water service was cut to at least 3 million people due to contamination caused by the flooding. They've urged residents to limit water use until the problem is past.

Electricity also was cut to tens of thousands of people in the Chilean capital on Sunday.