16 August, 2007

Peru Quake: Death toll increases to 450, over 1000 injured

According to preliminary reports, the numbers of reported dead and injured have been increasing, with the latest reports of 450 killed and 1,000 injured according to the Peruvian Civil Defence System - Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil -Civil Defense
Agency - INDECI). An INDECI Assessment Team has been deployed to the provinces of Ica and Chincha while Spain has also offered assistance and sent a rescue team of 15 rescuers and four sniffer dogs.

Source: OCHA Situation Report#1

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