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    At least 48,000 people have reportedly been displaced in the Paraguayan capital Asuncion in massive floods that were caused by the rising waters of the Paraguay River.

    The Paraguayan capital Asuncion has been hit by floods caused by the rising waters in the Paraguay River; at least 48,000 people have been displaced by the disaster, according to the country's Ministry of National Emergencies.

    The water level of the Paraguay River is currently at a height of 5.54 meters, officials said.

    In 2014, floods caused by torrential rains led to the evacuation of 200,000 people living near the Paraguay River.

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