Death Toll In Peru Landslides Rises To 10, Over 1,500 Injured - President

Death Toll in Peru Landslides Rises to 10, Over 1,500 Injured - President

The death toll from landslides and flooding in southern Peru has increased to 10 people, while 1,800 people were injured as a result of the disaster, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th February, 2019) The death toll from landslides and flooding in southern Peru has increased to 10 people, while 1,800 people were injured as a result of the disaster, Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said.

Previous reports said that six people were killed in landslides in Peru.

"According to the cumulative damage, the emergency situation affected 8,000 people, 1,800 people were injured and 10 individuals died. In addition, such infrastructure facilities as bridges, roads, medical centers and police stations were damaged," the Peruvian presidential administration said on Twitter, citing Vizcarra.

According to the president, the government "is making every effort to address the emergency situation in southern Peru" and coordinates its actions with regional authorities.

Tacna, Arequipa and Moquegua regions were most affected by the landslides that came down on Friday. The state of emergency was declared in a number of provinces.

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