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More rain looms as Peru struggles with disastrous floods

Mar 20, 2017 - 12:10 AM

Peruvian Prime Minister Fernando Zavala says more than 70 000 Peruvians lost everything

Local residents wade through the water as a flash flood hits the city of Trujillo, 570 kilometres north of Lima on March 18, 2017, bringing mud and debris. The El Nino climate phenomenon is causing muddy rivers to overflow along the entire Peruvian coast, isolating communities and neighbourhoods. Thousands have been affected since January, and 72 people have died. Most cities face water shortages as water lines have been compromised by mud and debris. / AFP PHOTO / CELSO ROLDAN AND STR