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Bus overturns in swollen Peruvian river

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 00:46

Dramatic scenes from Peru's Andes after a bus carrying passengers in the town of Piura falls into the swollen Rio Seco, with trapped passengers inside forced to escape through windows. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Peru has seen months of heavy rain and flooding... and now this. This bus was dragged into the swollen Rio Seco by strong currents. Passengers were trapped and were forced to crawl out from the windows. No deaths were reported by local authorities. But they're sending out stern warnings to bus drivers NOT to cross near roads where rivers have swelled. Two people were killed a day earlier when their pick-up truck fell into the Rio Santa. So far this year, floods have killed 25 people in Peru -- some 250,000 people have been impacted by the floods. And with more wet weather predicted in April, there's no relief in sight.

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Bus overturns in swollen Peruvian river

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 00:46