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17 Missing After Landslide Hits Peru Jungle Town – Reports

At least 17 people are missing after a landslide hit a small town located in Peru’s mountainous jungle region, according to local media reports. Four minors from the town of El Porvenir, located 60 kilometers from the city of Tarapoto in San Martin province, in the north central jungle, are included among

Yungay 1970-2009: remembering the tragedy of The Earthquake

Yungay 1970-2009: remembering the tragedy of The Earthquake

By Annie Thériault —- Thirty-nine years ago this Sunday, on May 31, 1970, an undersea earthquake off the coast of Casma and Chimbote, north of Lima, triggered one of the most cataclysmic avalanches in recorded history – wiping out the entire highland town of Yungay and most of its 25,000 […]

Four mudslides bury crops, animals and homes in Bongara and Chachapoyas

Unseasonaby heavy rains in Peru’s Amazon region have triggered four mudslides in the jungle provinces of Bongara and Chachapoyas, burying 15 homes, animals, and more than 50 hectares of cropland, daily El Comercio reported Thursday. Approximately 80 head of cattle, sheep and more than 50 hectares of cropland were buried […]

by · May 8, 2009 · 0 comments · Environment, Natural Disasters

Landslide buries 30 in Peruvian highland village of Winchomayo

A landslide caused by torrential rain showers has left at least 10 miners dead and 20 others missing in the highland village of Winchomayo, located in the department of Puno, approximately 750 kilometers from Lima. So far, 10 people have been confirmed dead and 20 others are still missing — […]