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12 Mar 1987 description

UNDRO 87/0530

PERU - LANDSLIDES
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
12 MARCH 1987

1. UNDRO/UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE HAS REPORTED THAT HEAVY RAINS HAVE CAUSED MUDSLIDES AND OVERFLOWING OF THE RIMAC RIVER. EVENTS STARTED ON 9 MARCH AND HAVE SERIOUSLY AFFECTED SUBURBAN AREAS OF LIMA, AND SMALL TOWNS LOCATED RIBERA. (LIMA DEPARTMENT).

2. TO DATE 3,000 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED HOMELESS, 11 DEAD AND AN UNDETERMINED NUMBER MISSING. PARTS OF THE MAIN CENTRAL HIGHWAY LINKING LIMA WITH THE COAST AND CENTRAL ANDES HAVE BEEN DESTROYED.