Peru landslides floods inundación imagenes
A man wades through deep water on the outskirts of Piura in northern PeruErnesto Benavides/AFP

In the normally dry Lima, where a third of Peruvians live, school classes have been suspended and running water restricted after treatment plants were clogged with debris from mudslides. People living in flooded neighbourhoods now face the spectre of diseases thriving amid pools of stagnant water.
IBTimes UK presents powerful photos showing the scale of the most devastating environmental calamity to strike the Andean nation in two decades.

Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
A petrol pump is partly covered in mud after the Rimac river overflowed in Huarochiri, near LimaGuadalupe Pardo/Reuters
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
Aerial view of a collapsed road after a massive landslide and flood in Trujillo, northern PeruDouglas Juarez/Reuters
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
Aerial view of a collapsed bridge over the Moche River in Trujillo, northern PeruDouglas Juarez/Reuters
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
The swollen Rimac river rages through Huarochiri, near the Peruvian capitalGuadalupe Pardo/Reuters
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
A man sits near a flood-ravaged home in Huarochiri, near LimaGuadalupe Pardo/Reuters
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
Floodwater streams out of a flooded home in Huarochiri, on the outskirts of LimaGuadalupe Pardo/Reuters
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
View of flooded homes after the Rimac river burst its banks in Huarochiri, east of LimaGuadalupe Pardo/Reuters
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
Vehicles wait on the Central Highway after a mudslide in Huarochiri, on the outskirts of LimaGuadalupe Pardo/Reuters
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
Residents try to clear up their flooded house in the El Indio settlement on the outskirts of PiuraErnesto Benavides/AFP
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
The interior of a flooded house in the El Indio settlement on the outskirts of PiuraErnesto Benavides/AFP
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
A resident bails out her flooded house in the El Indio settlement on the outskirts of Piura, in northern PeruErnesto Benavides/AFP
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
A girl walks through floodwater outside her home in the El Indio settlement on the outskirts of Piura, in northern PeruErnesto Benavides/AFP
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
A man cleans his home in Huachipa after rivers breached their banks due to torrential rains, causing flooding and widespread destructionMariana Bazo/Reuters
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
A woman is helped to cross a flooded street after the Huaycoloro river burst its banks, sending torrents of mud and water rushing through the streets of HuachipaGuadalupe Pardo/Reuters
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
Rescuers help residents cross a flooded street in the town of Huarmey, 300 kilometres north of LimaChris Bouroncle/AFP
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
Residents wade through muddy water on a street in Huarmey, 300 kilometres north of LimaChris Bouroncle/AFP
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
A section of the railway line that was severely damaged by the raging river rushing through the town of Chosica, east of LimaChris Bouroncle/AFP
Peru landslides floods inundacin imagenes
A woman and a child are rescued in the Huachipa district of LimaGuadalupe Pardo/Reuters

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