A rescuer from the Peruvian National Police was struck by a freezer that fell from a collapsed house while working on the Rímac river in San Martín de Porres, Lima.
Officer Joao Loyola was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition.
According to local media, rescue workers were searching for a woman and her 18-year-old son in the disaster area when the impact occurred.
In this area, the ravages of Cyclone Yakú and the seasonal rains have suffered, which already add up to more than 60 deaths and 1,300 houses destroyed.
The bad weather has also caused numerous 'huaicos', as rock slides are known in Peru.
It is estimated that the storm has left 12,200 homeless and would add damages of up to 4,000 million dollars, according to estimates by former Economy Minister Alonso Segura.
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