has now suffered 28 aftershocks
of 4.5 or greater following Wednesday's 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the coast of central Peru. Aid has been rushing in to the country, and today further progress was made in getting that aid into the affected area. There is a report
early this evening that the town of Cañete
has received no aid at all. In Ica
, light and power is slowly being restored, and 38 cistern tanks, each containing 2,500 litres of water, is available. There is hope that tonight electricity will be restored
. A complete field hospital arrived at the Lima airport at 6:00 local time this evening from the United States, and will be set up and serving the injured in Pisco by tomorrow morning.
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