LIMA – Three people disappeared in a mudslide in a remote village in the southern Peruvian region of Arequipa, the national emergency management office said.
The mudslide occurred Friday night in Cuatro Horas, damaging 50 dwellings, knocking out water and sewerage service, and affecting farmland.
The town of some 1,500 residents has been cut off from the outside world by the torrential rains that hit the region, officials said.
One person was rescued and hospitalized for treatment of a head wound after the mudslide hit Cuatro Horas, Chaparra Mayor Nicolas Condori Mamani told Radio Programas del Peru, or RPP.
Cuatro Horas is located within the city limits of Chaparra, whose workers are cleaning up the area where the mudslide hit.