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Peruvians cross perilous flooded Huaycoloro River

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 00:50

Stranded Peruvians cross a perilous Huaycoloro River after floods destroy bridges and crossings in the area. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Stranded residents of Carapongo, Peru, north of the capital city of Lima, held onto rope as they crossed the thigh-high muddy waters of the Huaycoloro River after it overflowed and destroyed bridges and crossings. About half of the Andean nation is in a state of emergency after torrential rains wreaked havoc in a freak weather pattern that has unleashed the deadliest downpours in decades. Landslides and raging rivers have swept people away, wrecked houses and highways, and destroyed crops in a potential sign of a global El Nino. At least 62 people have died and more than 70,000 have become homeless as Peru's rainy season has delivered 10 times as much rainfall than usual, authorities said Friday. Peru is bracing itself for another month of flooding.

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Peruvians cross perilous flooded Huaycoloro River

Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 00:50