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    PIURA PROVINCE, PERU

    Torrential rains in the northern Piura province have brought devastation to Peru's richest farming region.

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    PIURA PROVINCE:
    1. GV PAN Swollen river, with flooded banks 0.08
    2. SVs Workmen digging ground on bank of river (3 shots) 0.34
    3. GV Mechanical digger deepening canal 0.59
    4. SVs People in trucks moving along flooded road in residential area (4 shots) 1.12
    5. GV TRACKING Flooded streets and homes (2 shots) 1.23
    6. GV Buildings damaged by flood (2 shots) 1.31
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    Background: PIURA PROVINCE, PERU

    Torrential rains in the northern Piura province have brought devastation to Peru's richest farming region. The rains, the worst in a century, started in Autumn 1982. Rising water-levels and landslides have turned the outlying farm communities into swamps, and once prosperous village into disaster zones. Local residents have made desperate efforts to divert the overspill of swollen rivers away from residential areas by digging a criss-cross pattern of canals in the worst-affected districts. But the constant downpour has defeated all efforts. Transport has become virtually impossible along the five highways which link the region to the rest of Peru. Food supplies are now increasingly scarce. Damaged sewers are spreading disease, and mortality rates have tripled. Thousands of people have been driven from their homes. Others who have refused to leave are faced with new health hazards from insects which have flourished in the floods. Rains are not the only disaster. Other parts of Peru are suffering from severe droughts. With world recession and nature's recent ravages, the country's economic experts predict that 1983 will be the worst ever year in Peru's history.

    Source: ENRAD PERU CANAL 4

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6AYA3LKO5LZWXYS0G81X7Q23L
    Media URN:
    VLVA6AYA3LKO5LZWXYS0G81X7Q23L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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