Thursday, April 15, 2010

Peru - Land Slide

PÍSAC, PERÚ: The family of Luis Masedo, 79, bless his coffin during a funeral in Písac, Peru. Hundreds of people in turned out for two funerals on March 5, 2010 after a massive landslide on March 3, 2010 swept through town's main plaza killing many people.

PERÚ: The home of Quispe Huarhua where 25 people were living is in the process of being cleared of mud. A landslide on February 24 at 4AM swept through the area sweeping away homes and killing at least two people.

PERÚ: Laerana Wardccallo climbs out of the home she was forced to flee on February 24, 2010 at 5AM when a landslide rushed down the hillside. She escaped with her husband and 8 children but nothing else.
PASHAR, PERÚ: Children play near a part of the train to Machu Picchu sitting dormant in the Pashar Station. Recent mud slides have closed the rail way and left many in the tourism-dependent area reeling from a lack of work.

PASHAR, PERÚ: The Urubamba River surges past an unfinished home in the Sacred Valley in Peru just outside the town of Pashar.