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Voice of America 30 Dec 2019

Floods Wash Away Vehicles, Belongings in Peru

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Strong floods swept through areas of northern Peru, taking vehicles and belongings with it, Sunday, December 29, prompting the declaration of a state of emergency.

Affected regions, such as Cajamarca, Piura and Hancayo, have seen homes destroyed and roads cut off.

Officials are still surveying the extent of the damage.

The floods came after a consistent barrage of heavy rain in Peru over the past few weeks. (REUTERS)


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