April 17 (Global Web Wire)- On Sunday, the search resumed for the five people missing after landslides occurred on April 13 and 14 in the village of La Perla Chaupi, located in the district of Atavillos Bajo, province of Huaral, in the Lima region.

The missing individuals are Luis Salvador Damián, Avelino Valderrama Carhuachin, Carmen Milla Rique, Dany Rojas Tello, and Faustina Rodríguez Vilca, all villagers from the affected area.

According to local authorities, two fatalities have been reported thus far, along with five individuals still missing, 27 destroyed homes, five affected homes, one damaged educational institution, and disruptions to electricity and drinking water services.

Additionally, 150 meters of irrigation canal were destroyed and crops have been lost or damaged.

Personnel in charge of the search for the missing people informed the Andina news agency that the current conditions are favorable, and they will work tirelessly to find the missing individuals.

They also requested patience from the families of the missing people.

On Sunday, the Minister of Defense, Jorge Chávez Cresta, arrived by army helicopter to assess the damage with technical specialists and verify the care provided to the affected population. He was accompanied by the head of the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI).

“Our priority is to continue with the search and rescue of the people missing in the landslides. Likewise, to relocate the inhabitants and put them in safety,” he said.

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