The Regional Government of Cusco ordered the transfer of heavy machinery and humanitarian aid to victims of the intense rains and flooding of rivers in the towns of Palma Real and Kiteni, district of Echarati, Cusco province of La Convencion.
Yesterday afternoon, the immediate transfer of two excavators, four dump trucks, two “low bed” vehicles, a front loader, assigned to the regional management of Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, IMA, Meriss Plan, Regional Management of Agriculture, was ordered. Additionally, it will be provided with 1000 gallons of fuel.
Likewise, blankets, foam mattresses, folding beds, mosquito nets, household items, 15-liter plastic buckets, 131-liter drums, two-burner stoves, shovels, pickaxes, crowbars, machetes, wheelbarrows, galvanized steel sheets, irons were moved. plywood, low density coils, sandbags among other objects.
From the Disaster Risk Management Office of the municipality of Echarati, they reported that they continue to carry out evaluations to give a real report on the magnitude and impact of the natural events, since at the moment one person is preliminarily missing, two injured , 40 homes collapsed and uninhabitable, water system collapsed and more than 100 victims and affected people.
Mayor Oswaldo Torres Cruz reported that support also comes from the provincial municipalities of La Convencion and Quellouno with heavy machinery for channeling rivers that have grown alarmingly in recent days and are a threat.
“In Kiteni there is a part that the river can carry away and there is another river that threatens to devastate Palma Real,” he indicated, however, he called on national and regional authorities to continue supporting the call of Echarati, which is going through difficult times and part of Its affected population was located in the covered synthetic field of the town center.