Peru

Firefighters at Peru prison hampered by water problems

Train tracks lay destroyed in a flooded river in the Chosica district of Lima, Peru, Sunday, March 19, 2017. Intense rains and mudslides over the past three days have wrought havoc around the Andean nation and caught residents in Lima, a desert city of 10 million where it almost never rains, by surprise. (Martin Mejia/Associated Press)

LIMA, Peru — A fire broke out Sunday night in Peru’s most populated prison and two inmates were reported dead as firefighters struggled with problems in Lima’s water system caused by mudslides and flooding from recent heavy rains.

Deputy Interior Minister…

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