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Peruvians struggled on Sunday to cope with avalanches, mudslides and extensive flash flooding caused by torrential downpours, and forecasters predicted still more rain ahead, prolonging the countryâ€™s woes. The highly unusual rains follow a series of storms that have struck hard along Peruâ€™s northern coast, with voracious waters inundating hospitals and leaving some small villages isolated. Peruâ€™s government said that 374 people were killed in 1998 during a similar period of massive rains and flooding caused by rains blamed on the El NiÃ±o climate pattern.
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Peru struggles with devastating El NiÃ±o flooding