As a result of the fire, a 4-year-old girl died and dozens of other people were injured. strong earthquake which was felt at noon this Saturday in the northern Peruvian region of Tumbes, with the epicenter at Ecuadorofficial sources said.
Peruvian Health Minister Rosa Gutierrez said the juvenile died from a “severe traumatic brain injury.”
“The death of a 4-year-old minor who was transferred to the Tumbes Regional Hospital has been confirmed. after a fall injury from the calamine (part of the roof) of their house,” the National Center for Emergency Management (COEN) tweeted.
The agency also indicated that the preliminary report indicated that three provinces in the Tumbes region Dozens of injured and injured have been identifiedas well as destroyed, disabled and affected homes, as well as clinics and other infrastructure.
He explained that in the province of Tumbes 46 injured and 14 homelessin addition to 12 affected homes, 4 disabled people and 2 affected health centers.
In Tumbes, Minister Rosa Gutiérrez mourned the death of a minor following an earthquake in the region. “He died due to a severe head injury. Minsa will cover, through @SISPeruOfficialwhat is needed to give him a Christian burial.” pic.twitter.com/qZD1UIzgJU
— Ministry of Health (@Minsa_Peru) March 18, 2023
In the province of Rear Admiral Villar It is reported about 12 victims and 4 damaged houses.while in the province of Sarumilla, 15 casualties are reported, as well as the destruction of 4 houses and another 6 casualties.
The agency also said that Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) “updated” the magnitude of the earthquake to 6.7after initially reporting that it was 7, while the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School of Ecuador set it at 6.5.
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After the telluric movement, the chairman of the Council of Ministers, Alberto Otarola, arrived in Tumbes from the neighboring region of Piura. Where was he on a working visit?.
PNP staff assist in #earthquake 7.0 happened in #Tumbes. San Jose Police Station agents have cordoned off the area where a wall collapsed after heavy traffic, and emergency personnel are patrolling the streets to check on damage.#DeLamanoPorElPeru pic.twitter.com/7aU6MJBkMS
— Ministry of Interior 🇵🇪 (@MininterPeru) March 18, 2023
“We have come to Tumbes to meet with the governor and make ourselves available to him, to see what the damage and consequences are“, said the prime minister, before regretting “very much about what happened.”
Otarola announced that they had a report “about a girl with a shock injury” during the earthquake and “called on the public to calm”, to which he told them to “be sure” that the authorities would take action in an emergency.
Local media showed footage of the moment of the earthquake on the avenues and shopping malls of Tumbes city, where citizens took to the streets as a security measure, while it was reported that the earthquake was also felt in the areas of La Libertad and Ancash.more than 500 km south of Tumbes.
Sarumilla provincial mayor Cristian Aguayo told radio station RPP that it was “the biggest push I’ve seen in my entire life.”
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The Department of Hydrography and Navigation of the Navy assured that tsunami warning not generated in the Pacific Ocean.
Peru and Ecuador are located in an area called the Pacific Ring of Fire. where approximately 85% of the world’s seismic activity is recorded. (EFE)
Source: Aristegui Noticias
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