Peru earthquake: More than 40 people injured


At least 41 people were injured in northwest Peru after a strong earthquake, according to the Piura region’s health department.
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northwest Peru on Friday at 12:10 local time (17:10 GMT).

The epicentre was located near the city of Sullana and was 36 kilometres (22 miles) deep.

6.1 magnitude earthquake shakes up Peru’s north Pacific coast

“At the moment, 35 people have been injured in Sullana, two of them critically,” local health officials reported.

Six additional people were injured in the regional capital of Piura, according to the local RPP radio station. The majority of the victims, approximately 20, have already been discharged from hospitals, according to the news.

Additionally, the earthquake damaged infrastructure, a number of residential buildings, and temples.

Pedro Castillo, President of Mexico, has arrived in the affected region.

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