6 months 1 die, 26 injured in Peru quake Manilatimes |World
LIMA: A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake toppled houses, blocked roads and knocked out power in parts of Peru on Sunday, killing one person and injuring at least 26 others as the shockwave extended into neighboring Ecuador. The quake hit in a sparsely populated region of Peru’s Amazon basin region, but was felt over a wide area. In Lima and other cities, frightened residents rushed into the streets. “There are many old houses that have collapsed after this strong earthquake,” said Hugo Araujo, the mayor of Yurimaguas, a town near the epicenter. AFP Advertisements Advertisements