Deadly floods and landslides hit Huanuco and San Martin, Peru
Heavy rain since December 6, 2019, has led to landslides and severe flooding that affected portions of Huanuco and San Martin regions in Peru. Reports confirmed total and partial damages to homes, schools, roads, and bridges, as well as dozens of fatalities.
In the Huanuco region, floods hit the district of Yuyapichis, Puerto Inca Province, following the swelling of Pachitea River’s banks. This caused damage to 50 residential properties.
Flooding was also reported in the district of Huacaybamba after a downpour on December 10, affecting a health center, schools, and around 100 people.