Chamorro Diaz almost became another of the dozens killed in Peru by recent floods. She pulled herself out of the mud by building a makeshift bridge out of the rushing debris.
It's been over three months since flash floods and a mudslide in Freetown, Sierra Leone, left 1,141 dead or reported missing. Of the 6,000 persons affected, many continue to live in temporary shelters.
A rare storm has hit the Philippines' second-largest island of Mindanao, with at least 230 reported dead. Deforestation exacerbated the ferocity of the flash floods and mudslides.
Sierra Leone began a week of mourning for the victims of the mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of capital Freetown. With 600 people still missing, aid groups say it’s a race against time to find survivors.
More than 70 people have been killed in Peru after the worst flooding in two decades. Thousands of people have been made homeless and a state of emergency declared in more than 800 cities.
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