Video: Train tracks wrecked as surging floodwaters continue to swamp parts of Peru

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Associated Press

The El Nino rains and overflowing rivers continued to inundate parts of Peru today.

Lives, infrastructure and thousands of homes have been lost since the start of the year in the ongoing disaster.
Source: Associated Press

Heavy rains and mudslides have destroyed thousands of homes and killed 75 people since the beginning of the year.

President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said it was a difficult situation, but asked people not to panic.

Flooding in Peru has killed more than 70 people and displaced thousands.
Source: Associated Press

The highly unusual rains followed a series of severe storms along Peru's northern coast, with flooding damaging homes and leaving some residents isolated.

The storms are being caused by a warming of the surface waters in the Pacific Ocean and are expected to continue.

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