Unbearable Stench: Giant Sewage Spill Befouls Peru’s Capital

Millions of gallons of sewage spilled across more than 20 acres of the borough, reaching depths of more than six feet, officials said.

  • Published 16 January 2019
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LIMA, Peru (AP) — Amid an unbearable stench, thousands of workers, police and soldiers struggled Wednesday to contain and clean up a flood of sewage that has caused the government to declare a health emergency in one of the most populous parts of Peru’s capital. The foul flood was caused by a blockage in a giant pipe that collects 80 percent of the sewage in the San Juan de Lurigancho district. Adding a political element,…

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