Authorities reported on Monday that several streets in the San Juan de Lurigancho district, in Lima, Peru, continue to be flooded with sewage, so the Ministry of Health declared a “health alert” to the more than 2,000 people affected.
Telesur informed that the company of Drinking Water and Sewerage Service of Lima (Sedapal) reported through a statement that the flood was the result of “the damming of the Canto Grande collector”, where the staff worked to alleviate an obstruction in the sewerage network.
For its part, the Interior Ministry specified that the attention brigades have rescued 220 people through the use of inflatable boats.
“Authorities have installed tents and mobile care posts to provide medical assistance and shelter for those affected”, Telesur explained.
In addition, the minister of Health, Zulema Tomás, urged the inhabitants of the area to use masks to prevent the inhalation of toxic gases that could cause digestive and respiratory problems.