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Landslide in northern Peru buries at least 60 homes

Part of a hill collapsed in northern Peru on Tuesday, burying at least 60 homes, the government said, with harrowing images on social media showing whole apartment buildings being covered by the landslide.

According to local authorities, the landslide has affected between 60 and 80 homes.

There were no confirmed deaths as of Tuesday at noon, but rescue squads were on the scene searching for people, according to local media.

The collapse happened in an area that is home to mining workers and not safe for the construction of homes.

Peru has high rates of housing informality, with homes often built on the edges of rivers or on the sides of hills prone to landslides.

(Source: Reuters) 

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