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Unbearable stench: Giant sewage spill befouls Peru’s capital

A woman covers her nose as she passes a street that was flooded over the weekend with sewage water in the San Juan de Lurigancho district of Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. In the middle of an intense pestilence, workers, police and soldiers struggled to clean up after a flood of sewage water was triggered by the obstruction of a huge pipe that collected waste from the most populated district of Peru. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) LIM102 LIM102

The flooding began Sunday when millions of gallons of sewage spilled across more than 20 acres, flooding more than six feet deep in spots. The contractor was the Brazilian construction giant at the heart of a large corruption scandal.  VIEW

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