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Peruvian president visits quake-affected region

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-09-29 11:33

Peruvian president visits quake-affected region

Rescue workers carry the body of a victim of a 5.1 magnitude earthquake that hit Paruro, Cuzco, September 28, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

LIMA - Peruvian President Ollanta Humala on Sunday visited the Andean region affected by an earthquake that killed eight people, including four children.

The 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred at 9:35 pm local time (0235 GMT) on Saturday in Cusco, Paruro province.

Humala and a group of ministers flew to Misca community, one of the most affected regions, to inspect the situation there and evaluate the possibility of declaring a state of emergency.

In Misca, eight people were killed and six others injured. Four people are missing, while more than 60 rural houses collapsed and some 300 people became homeless.

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