16 August, 2007

Damage Following Peru Earthquake May be Greater than First Thought

While first reports of the damage caused by Wednesday's earthquake in Peru , which came mostly from the capital city of Lima, appeared to be very positive in terms of human tragedy, reports are emerging that there may be far greater tragedy than first thought. The mayor of the town of Pisco reported that "the dead are scattered by the dozens on the street," and that 200 persons are buried under the rubble of a fallen church which collapsed during mass. International charities and the UN are rushing to the affected area, but giant cracks in the Pan American Highway and fallen power lines has resulted in a giant traffic jam between the capital city of Lima and the affected Ica region, which is located south of the capital.

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