Mudslide in Peru highlands kills at least 7, destroys homes

Posted: March 26, 2015 in News

The Extinction Protocol

Peru Mudslide
March 2015PERUA mud-heavy torrent has sent auto-sized rocks crashing into a highlands town along Peru’s main east-west highway and national civil defense chief Carlos Castro says it killed at least seven people and destroyed 65 homes. The central highway remained blocked by debris on Tuesday from the previous night’s catastrophe.
Boulders loosed by two hours of heavy rains smashed through brick walls and floodwaters carried cars, animals and furniture through Chosica’s streets. Televised images showed police breaking through the wall of one home to recover the bodies of 23-year-old Ana Marino and her 3-year-old son, Stefano. Mother was clutching child. Residents asked authorities to send heavy equipment to clear the wreckage. A 1987 mudslide in Chosica killed 64 people. Peru’s weather service predicts heavy coastal rains through the rest of March. –Yahoo News
contribution Teresa

View original post

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s