Peru

Peru Struggles With Torrential Downpours

A woman is pulled to safety in a zip line harness in Lima, Peru, March 17, 2017. Intense rains and mudslides over the previous fewer 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.
A woman is pulled to safety in a zip line harness in Lima, Peru, March 17, 2017. Intense rains and mudslides over the previous fewer 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.

Peruvians are struggling to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours that killed have at least 75 people and left more than 100,000 homeless since January.

In the Peruvian capital, Lima, residents lined up for drinking water Sunday after clogged water treatment systems caused restrictions on running water.

Schools have been closed in Lima and, with some areas without running water for three days, supermarkets are reporting…

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