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Landslide buries Peru village, eight dead, 22 missing

world Updated: Mar 03, 2009 08:07 IST

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At least eight people were killed yesterday and 22 others were missing after a landslide buried a remote tiny Peruvian mining village, the manager of the local mining company said.

"We have found eight bodies and are searching for 22 other people who are missing," Carlos Martin, manager and legal adviser of the Huanchumay mine, told RPP radio station.

"The landslide has buried everything in its path. There is no shelter. The whole town is covered with rocks."

The village has only a small population of about 50 people, most of them miners, and is located in a remote part of the Carabaya province in the Puno department.

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