Peru.- Castillo highlights that “the first thing is to save lives” from the area affected by the strong earthquake in the Amazon

11-29-2021 The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, visits the affected areas of the country’s Amazon region by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake TWITTER POLICY PRESIDENCY OF PERU


The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, visited on Monday the area affected by the 7.5 magnitude earthquake detected in the department of Amazonas, in the north of the country, which shook the territory on Sunday and insisted that “the first thing you have to do is save people’s lives. “

“First we evacuate the people, help us with that, help us find the place where the people are,” Castillo has asked from the Nuevo Aserradero village, in the Jamalca district, where he has visited those affected by the earthquake, the station picks up. local RPP.

The coordinator of the National Emergency Operation Center (COEN), Rolando Capucho, reported this Monday that nine roads have been affected by the earthquake, although no town has been isolated due to the damage. “They are interrupted, yes, but not isolated. Alternate routes are being prepared while work is being done on it,” he explained.

For his part, the COEN coordinator, Miguel Yamasaki, has indicated that the incident has left 12 injured, five hospitalized, 2,412 affected and 3,733 affected. In the material sphere, 764 homes have been affected –375 uninhabitable and 117 destroyed.

The Prime Minister of Peru, Mirtha Vásquez, has acknowledged that the Government considers the declaration of emergency for “certain places” affected by the strong earthquake.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *