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Deadly earthquake shakes Peru

(CNN) -- Two people were killed when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook Peru on Sunday, according to a regional governo...

Posted: Jan 15, 2018 3:19 AM
Updated: Jan 15, 2018 3:19 AM

(CNN) -- Two people were killed when a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook Peru on Sunday, according to a regional governor. One of the two victims was a 55-year-old man crushed by a rock in Yauca, tweeted Yamila Osorio, governor of the Arequipa region in southern Peru. The other victim died in the same region, Hernando Tavera, president of the Geophysics Institute of Peru, told TV Peru, without providing further details. At least 23 people were injured in the same Arequipa area, according to the National Emergency Operations Center.

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