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16 August, 2007
Early reports about Ica, Peru, following the August 15, 2007 earthquake are grave, recounting total disaster. Hundreds of persons are reported as missing, some families have lost everything, and 70-80% of the houses in are in ruins. Civil Defense Commander Aristides Mussio, speaking on Peru's state television station, said that 336 have been killed in the region of Ica. Deputy Health Minister Jose Calderon called the situation in Ica "dramatic."