The Paraguay River continues to overflow due to days of heavy rains [Norberto Duarte/AFP]

Paraguay has been inundated by frequent heavy rains that started at the end of April and have continued into this week.

In some locations across the country, it has rained nine out of 17 days, with some areas receiving well over 80mm rainfall daily.

The early days of heavy rain led to widespread flooding and evacuations as well as a state of emergency being declared.

But now, even though the rain has subsided, areas along the Paraguay River are dealing with concerns over floods as the swollen Paraguay River overflows.

In areas north and northwest of the capital, the flooding has recently killed at least six people in the communities of

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