Peru: At Least 72 dead in flash floods, landslides, mudslides

Posted on March 19, 2017 • Filed under: Peru, Travel News, Travel Weather Issues

Flash floods take dramatic toll in Lima and northern Peru

gulfnews.com Geographic extremes help fuel the often deadly force of the mudslides known locally as huaycos
LIMA: Flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima, leaving some communities cut off from roads on Saturday, as others in Peru fled rising rivers, and millions fretted that they won’t have drinking water.

The government announced on Saturday that so far this year 72 people have died as a result of heavy rains and flash floods around the country.

Peru’s geographic extremes help fuel the often deadly force of the mudslides known locally as huaycos, the indigenous Quechua word for flash flood-landslide. Read Article

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