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Large rockslide buries 100 homes in Peru’s Ancash region

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A large rockslide hit the municipality of Chavín de Huántar, Huari Province of Peru’s Áncash region on June 30, 2022, affecting some 150 homes. The slide took place on the Cruz de Shallapa hill.

The mayor of Chavín de Huántar said one person has been killed but this information is yet to be confirmed.

According to preliminary information, 100 homes have been buried.

Regional Emergency Operations Center (COER) called on the local authorities to evacuate the affected population to a safe place.

On June 22, COER warned about a landslide that occurred in the same place. While no material damage was caused during the event, COER said cracks up to 20 cm (7.9 inches) wide were found.

The nearby population was warned to be alert to possible new landslides and to evacuate to safe areas.

Featured image credit: Rochex Rababel Robinson Bonilla

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