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Peru: In state of emergency after El Nino storm strikes

Peru in state of emergency

Peru is fighting the worst flooding in almost 3 decades.

More than half of the country is affected.

Peruvian state television showed the devastation as water inundated even the capital.

Emergency teams are being deployed to danger zones to rescue residents stranded after rivers burst their banks, all while the country braces itself for another month of heavy rain and flooding.

72 people have died and some other 72 thousand are affected.

The president of the Council of Ministers of Peru says that of the more than 18 hundred districts of Peru, 811 have been declared in emergency, as well as 108 provinces in 13 departments.


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