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Heavy rains cause mudslides and road closures in Apurimac

By Manuel Vigo

Mudslides in Apurimac have caused the closure of several roads that link the region’s provinces.

Heavy rains cause mudslides and road closures in Apurimac

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Mudslides in Apurimac have caused the closure of several roads that link the region’s provinces, Peru21 reported.


The mudslides occurred after heavy rains fell over the region, causing rocks to tumble onto roads, the daily said.


According to RPP, the road that connects the city of Abancy with Calhuanca is one of several that have been affected by the heavy rains. 


Meanwhile, the road connecting the provinces of Antabamba and Grau has also been blocked.


According to El Comercio, local residents have petitioned authorities to send machinery to clear the roads, ahead of celebrations for the New Year.