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Peru landslides kill 25; another 25 missing

Peru landslides kill 25; another 25 missing

Regional officials say heavy rains in northeastern Peru have caused landslides that killed at least 25 people. Another 25 people are missing and at least 50 are injured.
Regional president Jorge Espinoza says Friday's landslide in the town of Porvenir killed 20 people. He says five died a day earlier in the town of Cancejos.
Civil defense chief Hipolito Cruchaga tells Canal N television that the slide in Porvenir damaged 120 house and injured 50 people, with rescuers still hunting for 25.


Updated : 2021-03-08 00:52 GMT+08:00