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Dozens of people displaced as river overflows in Peru

25 May 2012 Last updated at 17:46 BST

Civil Defence officials in central-northern Peru have been helping residents to evacuate after the Aucayacu River overflowed on Thursday 24 May.

The floods have left dozens of people displaced, more than a hundred houses severely damaged and bananas and cocoa crops destroyed.

Margarita Rodriguez reports.