Deadly Rains, Flooding and Mudslides Leave 72 Dead in Peru

A deadly culmination of weather events in Peru has left at least 72 reportedly dead. According to reports, The intense rains, overflowing rivers, mudslides and flooding taking place in Peru are the worst seen in at least two decades, This event is affecting more than half the nation as the death toll since the beginning of the year has risen to 72.  Sources indicate that

the government has reported 374 people killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding caused by rains blamed on the El Nino climate pattern. The rains have reportedly overwhelmed and taken much toll on the drainage system in the cities along Peru’s Pacific coast and the health ministry has started fumigating around the pools of water that have formed in the streets to kill mosquitoes that carry diseases like dengue.