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Peru counts its mining dead again

At around 7:30am today, the continuous heavy rainfall in the mountainous region between Peru and bolivia resulted in a massive landslide which completely covered the mining camp belonging to the privately owned Winchomayo Mining Company situated in the district of Ituata, province of Carabaya in the Puno region of Peru.

According to eyewitness reports, there is not a single house left standing. Eight dead bodies have been recovered from the rocks and mud. At least 22 other miners are as yet unaccounted for.

Local media coverage of this terrible accident can be found here. Those miners and mining company employees that follow IKN out there might like to remember that phrase about the grace of God around about now.

UPDATE: English language coverage from Bloomberg and Reuters.

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