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Peru woman battles her way out of a dramatic mudslide

Peru woman battles her way out of a dramatic mudslide

Prime Minister Fernando Zavala said an emergency has been declared across half the country in a bid to hasten the delivery of aid to affected areas, Reuters reported.

The floods, which began in February, have already killed 48 people and injured 144 across 24 regions in Peru and displaced nearly 550,000 people, and more rain is predicted.

The state-of-emergency, approved via executive order, will allow the Economy Ministry to allocate funds to the tragedy.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has also offered to send rescue teams.

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A sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific waters off Peru unleashed the deadliest downpours in decades, with landslides and raging rivers sweeping away people, clogging highways and destroying crops.

But this year's flooding has developed from local conditions. No home. We've been ruined, " one woman said.

The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck especially hard along Peru's northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and cemeteries, and leaving some small villages entirely isolated.

Some scientists have said climate change will make El Ninos more frequent and intense.

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In Lima, some residents on the outskirts of the capital of 10 million awoke Friday to realise their bedrooms were filling with water.

Many of those impacted are poor who built homes near rivers or on flood plains.

"There hasn't been an incident of this strength along the coast of Peru since 1988", Kuczynski said. "We need water. We don't have water to give babies a bath".

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