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Deadly Landslides Hit Southern Peru

Voice of America
08 Feb 2023, 06:37 GMT+10

More than a dozen people have been killed by a series of landslides in southern Peru.

Authorities say several others are injured or missing amid the disaster, which was triggered by several days of heavy rains in the region. Several villages were buried under tons of mud and rocks, with the hardest hit area being the Nicolas Valcarcel municipality in Camana province.

The disaster is the latest crisis to hit Peru, which has been plagued by massive protests since the ouster of President Pedro Castillo back in early December. Dozens of people have died and hundreds wounded in the unrest.

Demonstrators cover themselves with makeshift shields as police officers operate during an anti-government protest, following the ouster of Peru's former President Pedro Castillo, in Lima, Peru, Feb. 4, 2023. Demonstrators cover themselves with makeshift shields as police officers operate during an anti-government protest, following the ouster of Peru's former President Pedro Castillo, in Lima, Peru, Feb. 4, 2023.

Crisis-Hit Peru Expands State of Emergency

Some information for this report came from The Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse.

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