Flooding in Peru: homeless there are 100 thousand people
More than 12 thousand houses destroyed.
In Peru since December of last year did not stop torrential rains. They have caused floods and landslides, the victims of which have become at least 75 people, 20 more unaccounted for, according to Euronews.
Just destroyed 12 thousand houses and buildings, 25 schools and 8 hospitals, 100 of thousands of Peruvians were left homeless. Half the country declared a state of emergency.
In the capital Lima periodically turned off the water supply – sewage treatment plants can not cope with streams of dirty water flowing down from the mountains. In the vicinity of the city are divided tented camps for those who remained without roof over the head of people.
Many towns were cut off due to landslides, destroyed roads and railway tracks. The rescuers can get there only by helicopter. To their rescue authorities sent army units.
According to experts, the disaster is due to the climatic phenomenon El niño . This warm current, increases the temperature of surface water in the Pacific affects wind direction and causes heavy rains.
We will remind, earlier it was reported about 72 deaths during floods in Peru.
Victims of heavy rains and floods in Ecuador were 15 people