Heavy rains that have taken place since the beginning of the year have caused, so far, 39 people dead in several regions in Peru and more than 8,000 have been affected.
According to figures from the National Institute of Civil Defense (Indeci), there are also 14 people injured by the floods and mudslides.
“Piura, Arequipa, Moquegua, Tacna and Puno are the most affected areas by the floods”, Lmneuquen explained. “The damages report, prepared by the National Emergency Operations Center (COEN), with figures from the Indeci, said that at the infrastructure level there are 19 destroyed bridges, two uninhabitable schools and seven affected health centers”, they continued.
As for the roads, there are 11.92 kilometers that have been destroyed and around 140 affected by rivers that have overflowed and slides of mud and stones.
“Farmers also suffered great material losses: heavy rains in the Peruvian highlands led to the loss of 191.5 hectares of crops”, the aforementioned media informed.
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