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An avalanche in the Arequipa region, in Peru, leaves at least 8 dead


In Peru, at least 8 people died after an avalanche that took place this Sunday in the Arequipa region, local authorities reported.

The Army sends humanitarian aid after the avalanche in Arequipa that claimed at least eight lives.

(Credit: Peruvian Ministry of Defense)

(CNN Spanish) --

In Peru, at least 8 people died after an avalanche that took place this Sunday in the Arequipa region, according to the National Institute of Civil Defense.

Earlier, the technical secretary of Civil Defense of the Mariano Nicolás Valcárcel district, Wilson Gutiérrez, had estimated the death toll at 36 in statements to RPP Noticias.

However, the National Institute of Civil Defense specified that so far there are eight people killed by the mudslides in Arequipa and that there are also five missing.

The agency added that "search and rescue efforts continue."

For its part, the country's Ministry of Defense reported with a publication on its Twitter account that a helicopter went to the area with humanitarian aid and personnel for "removal and rescue work."

#Arequipa Helicopter of the @EjercitoPeru departed from Fort Zamacola to Camaná, transporting regional authorities and humanitarian aid, consisting of water and sandbags, among others, to attend to an emergency due to landslides, according to a report by COES Mindef.#NuestraMisiónElPerú🇵🇪 pic.twitter. com/ht7G8zEIz8


– Mindef Peru (@MindefPeru) February 6, 2023

In addition, in a statement released this Thursday, the National Civil Defense Institute (INDECI) highlights that the Arequipa region has registered heavy rains in recent days, points out that it "monitors the situation" and asks "to keep the Operations Centers active Emergency".

Source: cnnespanol

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