New round of fatal floods in Peru

2017-03-16 22:04
A woman salvages her belongings from her flooded home in Lima, Peru. (Rodrigo Abd, AP)

A woman salvages her belongings from her flooded home in Lima, Peru. (Rodrigo Abd, AP)

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WATCH: Three-story hotel collapse into river stream in Peru

2017-01-27 10:44

A dramatic video was taken in Peru showing the moment a colonial-era Hotel collapse into the Sicra River in Lircay town, on Thursday.WATCH

Lima - A new round of unusually heavy rains has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital.

The new floods and mudslides over the past three days follow a series of other storms and officials say that a total of 62 people have died and 12 000 homes have been destroyed so far this year.

Authorities said on Thursday they expect the intense rains caused by the warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean to continue another two weeks.

Schools nationwide are suspending classes and in the capital of Lima, the swelling Huaycoloro river swept away two trucks and threatens to destroy a bridge.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said late on Wednesday that authorities are prepared to provide shelter and relief to those left homeless.

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