Disastrous floods in Peru kill 72

March 18, 2017: At least 72 people have died and 263 others have been injured in disastrous floods in Peru.

Heavy rainfall burst river banks, created mudslides, collapsed bridges and roads. The flooding has also destroyed 12,000 homes, 25 schools and eight hospitals or clinics.

Most of the victims are in the northern regions of Piura, Lambayeque, La Libertad and Ancash.

The Meteorological Agency has issued a highest-level weather warning for the Amazon part of the Cusco, Ucayali and Huánuco regions.

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