Huaycoloro River Footbridge Collapses Due to Erosion

A pedestrian bridge over the Huaycoloro River in San Juan de Lurigancho, Peru, collapsed on March 16 after flooding and debris eroded the riverbed around the bridge’s concrete foundation.

At least 62 people were killed after several days of rain triggered powerful flooding and landslides in Peru, the National Institute of Civil Defense said on March 16. Local media reported tens of thousands of people were affected by the severe weather, which was a result of El Niño hitting the Peruvian coast. Thousands of homes, multiple roads, bridges and farmland were destroyed by mudslides and overflowing rivers. Credit: Municipalidad de San Juan de Lurigancho via Storyful

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