Landslide death toll rises to 10

2013-01-27 08:35

Quito - Authorities in Ecuador say 10 people have died in an Andean town in a landslide caused by heavy rains.

Government security officials said in a report on Saturday that the bodies of five more people had been found in the gold mining community of Pueblo Nuevo. Five other bodies had been recovered earlier. Four of the 10 were Peruvians.

The report says the landslide occurred early on Wednesday after the soil in the community was saturated by hours of continual heavy rains. It says 18 people were injured and dozens left homeless.

Pueblo Nuevo is located about 340km southeast of Quito.

  • abner.mophethe - 2013-01-27 10:04

    may their souls rest in peace,may the good Lord be with their families in this trying times and may He shower them with blessings,amen

  • innodrake.maque - 2013-01-27 11:24

    RIP,God bless their lves one to endevour is this tragedy

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