An interprovincial bus that covered the route Ayacucho – Lima it overturned this Friday when it tried to cross a ravine activated by the rainfall that hits the Ica region.
The incident occurred at Kilometer 337 of the South Pan-American Highway, when the driver of the bus, in which some 17 people were traveling, advanced towards the other end of the interrupted road.
The vehicle, which was dragged by the mud and mud, was turned over, while the passengers sought to get to safety. In images released by successful a group of passengers assisted by other drivers who were on the route appears.
Some of the injured were taken to the Ica Regional Hospital, reported Canal N, without specifying the number of those affected. Others remained in place waiting for the company to send a new bus to take them to their destination.
The luggage was lost in the mudslide, so a Civil Defense team arrived at the scene to help them.
The heavy rains and landslides generated by the presence of Cyclone Yaku in Lima and northern Peru left one dead, two missing and hundreds homeless in the last few hours, in addition to serious damage to infrastructure.
Although rainfall has decreased in Lima, new avalanches were reported in districts such as Chosica and Chaclacayo, causing material damage to homes and other infrastructure.
The rains in the highlands have caused increased flows and river overflows, avalanches, house collapses and road closures, while on Thursday night leaks were reported in the wall that protects the Vía highway. Avoidance of the Rimac River.
In turn, the National Emergency Center (COEN) reported that in the northern region of Piura, 6 people were reported injured and 2 missing, as well as houses destroyed, after an avalanche fell in the district of Canchaque.
The National Meteorology and Hydrology Service (Senamhi) forecast, for the next 24 hours, the activation of streams (in red level) in 68 provinces of Ancash, Apurímac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huánuco, Ica, Junín, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, San Martín and Ucayali.
For his part, Defense Minister Jorge Chávez informed that 5,000 members of the Armed Forces are dedicated to responding to the emergency in the regions affected by the heavy rains.
Heavy rainfall in Peru has increased since last week with the appearance of the cyclone Yaku, which has already begun to move away from the Peruvian coast, but has left numerous material damages in the north and center of the country.