Video: El Nino batters Peru

by SFGate

The number of people killed in Peru following intense rains and mudslides has climbed to 72. Thousands more have been displaced after their homes were destroyed by the flooding. Across the country overflowing rivers have caused bridges to collapse and paralysed countless roadways. The storms are being blamed on the El Nino weather pattern. That has prompted unusually high temperatures in the Pacific. The weather is expected to continue for at least another two weeks. In 1998, another El Nino event brought heavy rainfall to the nation’s coast, causing landslides, ripping apart homes and leaving hundreds dead. Media: Euronews News