Landslide – South-America – Peru


EDIS Number: LS-20120312-34477-PER
Date / time: 12/03/2012 03:30:56 [UTC]
Event: Landslide
Area: South-America
Country: Peru
State/County: Región de Arequipa
Location: Cuatro Horas
Number of Deads: N/A
Number of Injured: 1 person(s)
Number of Infected: N/A
Number of Missing: 3 person(s)
Number of Affected: N/A
Number of Evacuated: N/A
Damage level: Moderate

Description:

Three people disappeared in a mudslide in a remote village in the southern Peruvian region of Arequipa, the national emergency management office said. The mudslide occurred Friday night in Cuatro Horas, damaging 50 dwellings, knocking out water and sewerage service, and affecting farmland. The town of some 1,500 residents has been cut off from the outside world by the torrential rains that hit the region, officials said. One person was rescued and hospitalized for treatment of a head wound after the mudslide hit Cuatro Horas, Chaparra Mayor Nicolas Condori Mamani told Radio Programas del Peru, or RPP. Cuatro Horas is located within the city limits of Chaparra, whose workers are cleaning up the area where the mudslide hit.

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