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Landslide in Peru hamlet kills 11

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:42

Zeenews Bureau

Lima: An avalanche of mud and rocks slammed into a small hamlet in Peru killing least 11and leaving ten others missing, reports said Thursday.

The village of El Porvenir in San Martin province of Peru, whose residents are mostly coffee farmers, had dozens of homes swept away with the deadly landslide that was triggered by heavy rainfall in the area.

Ronald Garcia, the mayor of the landslide hit province, said that the landslides killed 11 out of which at least five were children. She further added that whole families had gone missing.

Mayor Garcia also said some of the missing villagers may have fled into the hills to escape the fury of landslide.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 12:42

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