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Heavy Rain in Peru Causes Serious Transport Disruption

Heavy rain has hit several parts of Peru, including the capital Lima.

Several rivers around the country have burst, including The Huaycoloro and Rimac rivers in Lima, flooding surrounding areas, and causing mudslides.

The South American country has experienced heavy rain since the start of the year.

The extreme weather has caused serious disruption to transportation.

As a safety measure, some schools in affected areas have been closed.

The Foreign Commonwealth Office has advised traveller’s currently in Peru, to: “Please monitor the local news closely and follow the authorities advice.”

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