State of emergency as Peru floods claim 70 lives

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Peru's military and police have been mobilised to help those hardest hit by the devastating flooding that has hit the South American country, which so far has claimed more than 70 lives.

An emergency has been declared in about half of Peru as the country faces another month of flooding.
Source: Associated Press

A series of storms blamed on El Nino have already delivered 10 times more rainfall than usual.

An emergency has been declared in about half of Peru, as the country faces another month of flooding.

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