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At least 28 killed in Peru mudslides

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At least 28 killed in Peru mudslides


Landslides caused by heavy rains have engulfed two towns in northeastern Peru, killing at least 28 people.
Rescue workers say another 25 people remain unaccounted for.
Scores of homes have been swept away or buried killing 23 people in the town of Porvenir some 250 kilometres northwest of the capital Lima. 
The region’s civil defence chief says 54 people have been injured in Huanoco province.
A frantic search is underway for anyone who may still be alive buried beneath the debris.
The deadly mudslide was the second in as many days in Peru. Five people died in the nearby town of Cancejos on Thursday.
Days of heavy rain are believed to have flooded a mountain lake causing it to overflow into a ravine, turning the floodwaters into a raging torrent.
Emergency services fear many more people may be missing.   

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