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Earth News: Peru, S.A.
Feb 10, 2007
Parts of Peru were digging out Saturday from a deluge of mud and debris caused by torrential rain that has continued nearly non-stop since December. Landslides and flooding in the Amazonian town of Pozuzo on Friday left thousands of people displaced and several others dead and missing. Officials said at least seven people were killed by floods that covered many towns in the Pasco region with mud. Residents were faced with several challenges as they tried to evacuate the areas, as many of the main roadways were blocked by water, dirt and debris. The rains caused the Black River to overflow, leaving Pozuzo isolated in mountains of mud.
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