Mudslide Hits Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) - Peruvian officials say 13 farmers escaped
unharmed from a mudslide in rural Peru, leaving just one person
unaccounted for.

Local health official Richar Benavides revised initial reports
that as many as 30 people were missing after mud and stones crushed
dozens of homes Thursday.

Instead, he says, 13 people escaped the slide and two suffered
minor injuries. A 40-year-old man was declared missing.

Local politicians arrived by helicopter on Friday to survey the
scene.

The mudslide hit the La Libertad province towns of Chamanacucho
and Aricapampa, which have been battered by heavy rains.


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