Twenty-six children dead because of extreme cold in Puno so far in 2009

Climate change continues to wreck havoc in Peru’s southern Altiplano, where the arrival of freezing temperatures since March — almost three months earlier than usual — have killed more than a 20 children.

The extreme cold has claimed the lives of 26 children so far in Puno, daily El Comercio reported Friday.

And, more than 32,000 other people are suffering from respiratory ailments — such as acute respiratory tract infections or pneumonia. Most of those affected are young children.

During the month of April, temperatures frequently dropped below freezing point in Puno. Located in southeastern Peru, Puno is an important agricultural and livestock region.

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