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Heavy rains, floods batter Peru

Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 00:48

Officials say flooding as a result of El Nino weather patterns have left eleven people dead in Peru. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Officials say at least eleven people have died as a result of this wild weather in Peru... and thousands more have been seriously affected. The heaviest rains and hottest temperatures in two decades have battered the country over the past week, with extreme flooding and landslides. El Nino is being blamed for the chaos. This woman says authorities should come and see, first hand, how they are affected. Vehicles remain stranded... many of them carrying goods bound for Lima... Several major rivers already carrying twice as much water as usual are threatening to wash over shantytowns along the coast. And Peru's weather agency is warning that even more intense rain is on the way.

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Heavy rains, floods batter Peru

Thursday, March 03, 2016 - 00:48