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    Indigenous Peruvians, Rivers of Amazon Suffer After Oil Pipeline Leak

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    About 3,000 barrels of crude oil have been spilled in Amazon rivers, affecting the local environment and indigenous people reliant on the rivers' water resources, media reported Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The oil spilled into the Chiriaco and Morona rivers in northwestern Peru.

    According to the BBC, citing the state oil company Petroperu, leakage was caused by a landslide. The company is said to have promised to clean up the spill and provide food and water to those affected by the incident.

    The Peruvian government is currently making efforts to clear the area from oil, however, the task has become more challenging in light of heavy rains.

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