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Heavy Rains Flood Desert Capital of Peru
Days of intense rains brought mudslides that wrought havoc across Lima, displacing several thousand of the city's 10 million inhabitants.
A man plays in a flooded street using an inner tube in Lima, Peru, March 16, 2017. A new round of unusually heavy rains has killed at least a dozen people in Peru and now threatens flooding in the capital. Authorities said Thursday they expect the intense rains caused by the warming of surface waters in the eastern Pacific Ocean to continue another two weeks.
A woman works to salvage belongings from her flooded home, March 16. According to a report by the National Emergency Operations Center, two people have died in Lima and 2739 inhabitants have been displaced due to the flooding.
People wait on a rooftop to be rescued from the building surrounded by flood waters, March 17.
A man is rescued, March 17.
A group of people, stranded in flood waters, hold onto a rope as they walk to safety in Lima, March 17.
A man stands in a flooded street.
A woman is pulled high over flood waters in a zip line harness.
A policeman tries to calm women and children, March 17.
A boy, rescued from a rooftop, is pulled across flood waters in a zip line harness, March 17.
Agents of the Peruvian National Police rescue people trapped in buildings due to the flooding of the Rimac and Huaycoloro rivers, March 17.
A woman and a child get rescued after a massive landslide and flood in the Huachipa district of Lima, March 17.
Peruvian National Police rescue people trapped in buildings.
Policewomen calm down a child after the massive landslide and flood, March 17.
A woman is rescued, March 17.