Just days after the magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Peru’s Utcubamba province, the region is struggling with flooding. The streets are covered with a thick layer of mud.
In the Peruvian province of Utcubamba, in the north of the country, a river rose and flooded. Residents saved everything they could from flooded homes. With the help of the policemen, they took all their belongings to the mud-covered streets on Friday (December 3). – The river Utcubamba is covered with mud, nowhere to run. We work, we are thirsty – said the resident of the province.
– We are trying to help this community that has been cut off from the world. We load the helicopter to get to the scene and provide some food for those people who lost everything – said Alan García Pérez, the mayor of the province. On Friday, he reached the affected area with the help of a police helicopter.
A few days earlier, there was an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 in the province of Utcubamba. The shocks were felt even in Lima. At least 75 houses have been destroyed.
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