The President of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, reported yesterday that at least ten people have died and 8,000 have been affected as a result of heavy rains that have taken place in the country in the past few days.
Vizcarra said at the meeting of the National Council of Disasters (Conagerd) that the numbers so far are of 8,000 affected people, 1,800 seriously affected and ten people dead. In addition, there is structural damage in bridges, roads, health centers and police stations.
“Vizcarra indicated that each minister is in charge of an affected locality to coordinate the attention of the emergency with the regional authorities”, according to information from Telesur.
The meeting was held at the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN) and was intended to assess the damage in the regions that have been affected by heavy rains, as well as the work that will be done to address the situation.