At least 15 people are still missing and eight people were saved on Wednesday after a major landslide in Peru, with the police and fire the brigades continue their research in hope of discovery more survivors, according to government.
The landslide happened on Tuesday in freedom region in northern Peru. Between 60 and 80 homes were left practically buried under the rubble, according to local authorities.
Defense Minister José Luis Gavidia, who arrival in the area later on Tuesday, said eight people were rescued safe and sound from the rubble.
“There are about 15 to 20 people who are missing,” said Gavidia in a statement from the ministry.
The Institute national Civil Defense said the landslide was the result of heavy rain. According to local authorities in the area – where minors in general live – the mountain covered with vegetation is not suitable for building homes.