Earthquake in southern Peru; at least 8 killed
The quake late Saturday night in Paruro province, in the Andean region of Cusco, destroyed 15 adobe-style houses and left 75 people homeless, national emergency operations spokesman Carlos Castro told reporters.
“Eight people are dead,” Castro said. “We are still going through the wreckage. We hope not to find any more bodies.”
The quake occurred in a remote area and it took some time for emergency workers to arrive.
No damage was reported to infrastructure related to Peru’s key mining sector.