Ten were killed and 20 remain missing after a landslide struck a remote Peruvian gold mine camp in the early hours of Monday morning. A two-year-old is reported to be among the dead.
Heavy rain caused rocks and mud to become dislodged, burying and severely damaging around 50 homes. The mine, based in Carabaya province, some 1,300km south-east of the capital, Lima, belongs to the Winchumayo mining company.
According to the owner, Carlos Martín Roncal, the rescue team, made up of miners from the same camp, are working hard to uncover the missing.
Peruvian news has reported that outside help is on the way but the mine is so hard to reach that it is difficult for teams to arrive at the site. Police in Lima are planning to send a helicopter to help the rescue operation, weather conditions permitting.