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Flood torrents devastate Peru and Chile

Heavy rains have brought torrential floods and mudslides to parts of Peru and Chile - including the Atacama desert, one of the driest regions of the world.

Several people have been killed, and homes destroyed.

Thousands are without electricity and clean water and the clean-up operation is being hampered by the scale of the destruction.

Bill Hayton reports

  • 27 Mar 2015
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