Accidents

Rescuers rush to save 7 trapped miners in Southern Peru

Rescuers rush to save 7 trapped miners in Southern Peru

Authorities sprang into action Wednesday to rescue seven men trapped hundreds of meters below ground after a rock and mudslide blocked the entrance of an informal mine in a remote province of Arequipa.

Four Confirmed Dead in Larcomar Fire

Four Confirmed Dead in Larcomar Fire

A district attorney has confirmed that three women and one man died Wednesday morning in a fire at the Larcomar entertainment mall in Miraflores. The fire began at around 9:45am in one of the UVK cinema theatres where a press preview was being held to launch “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find […]

by · November 16, 2016 · 1 comment · Accidents
Three Firefighters Die in Health Warehouse Blaze

Three Firefighters Die in Health Warehouse Blaze

Three firefighters died in a night-long fire in Lima’s low-income district of El Agustino.  The fire broke out on Oct. 18 in a shoe factory and spread quickly to the adjacent building, a Health Ministry warehouse used to store emergency stocks of medicines and wheelchairs as well as administrative archives. […]

Snow Blocks Traffic on Central Highway

Snow Blocks Traffic on Central Highway

The central highway between Lima and the Andean towns of La Oroya and Huancayo was opened again early Tuesday morning, after a heavy snowfall ground traffic to a halt for over six hours between Km 124 and Km 132, in the Ticlio area at 4,800 meters above sea level (15,700ft). A […]