Peru begins rescue mission for miners
A picture released by the Peruvian Andina agency shows people gathering in an open space in front of an office complex in Lima, during an earthquake which struck off Peru's southern coast. Lima - Authorities in Peru rushed to rescue miners reportedly trapped in copper pits on Wednesday after an earthquake shook the coast - causing landslides, injuries and possibly deaths in rural provinces, local officials said. Officials in the southern Arequipa region said they were told that people died after collapses in make-shift copper mines, which operate largely outside of the law.
Police and government officials were travelling to the remote mining area to help people reportedly trapped, Flores said. Sources with the regional government of Arequipa told Reuters there were reports that three people had died at the mines.
Details remained sketchy as darkness fell, but the quake also reportedly toppled houses in a sparsely populated province in Peru's southern Arequipa region.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Sunday TribuneSimilar Stories