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Mudslides Kill 15 People in Southern Peru After Heavy Downpours

HeadlineFeb 08, 2023

In Peru, at least 15 people are dead and several injured after heavy rains triggered massive mudslides and floods in the southern region of Arequipa.

Sonia Huamani: “The landslide came out of nowhere, and we got desperate. We couldn’t even take blankets, anything. We desperately left with our children and shouting.”

Authorities said the death toll could rise in the coming days. Doctors, nurses and army helicopters transporting food, water and other aid have been deployed to the devastated areas as search and rescue efforts continue.

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