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Rock crushes house, kills teen in Bolivia

world Updated: Feb 08, 2010 07:27 IST

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A 14-year-old boy was killed when a huge rock dislodged by the torrential rain crushed his family home here in Bolivia, an official said on Sunday.

The house was located at the foot of the Colorado hill in La Paz's Amor de Dios neighbourhood.

The rock fell on the house around 7.45 am on Saturday, apparently after the heavy rains in the area loosened the soil and dislodged it, La Paz's executive secretary Javier Zarate told EFE.

Four other family members were rescued and treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

The rock crushed the teenager's room, killing him while he was sleeping.

Officials have sent heavy equipment to remove the rock.