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World News: 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits remote amazon regions in Peru Updated: 2021-11-29 12:10:26 KST


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A massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake shook the remote Amazon region of northern Peru on Sunday, with tremors being felt as far away as Lima.
While the earthquake caused damage to homes near the epicenter, no casualties have been reported.
Some residents left their homes as a precaution, while local news reports showed houses and buildings destroyed during the quake.
According to the National Institute of Civil Defense, a total of 220 homes were affected, with 81 uninhabitable, while 75 were completed destroyed.
Seven places of religious worship, including a 400 year old church were damaged.
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo says he has ordered the immediate deployment of support personnel, as he headed to the impacted regions via a military plane.

Fashion's highest profile black designer, and the man behind some of the more renowned men's Louis Vuitton collection, Virgil Abloh died at the age of 41 on Sunday.
According to the French luxury goods giant, Abloh had been battling cancer privately for years.
Abloh was also the designer behind the ever-so-popular Off-white brand, which LVMH, bought a 60-percent stake in.
His style allowed for a mix between streetwear and high-end fashion, with his influence including graffiti art, hip hop and skateboard culture.
This past July, LVMH expanded his role with the company, giving him a mandate to launch new brands and partner with existing ones, in a variety of sectors beyond just fashion.
The American fashion designer also worked as a DJ and a visual artist, and had been with Louis Vuitton since March 2018.

A heavy snow storm in northern Spain over the weekend resulted in road closures, as truck drivers were left stranded.
According to Spain's traffic authorities, 139 roads across northern Spain were affected by the storm.
Some truck drivers were stranded for at least 15 hours at a service station, unable to move.

(Spanish)
"Around 15 hours I have been stranded, 15 hours, and I don't know, it all depends on the weather. We may have to stay the entire day here"

Spain's transport minister said Saturday that 847 snow ploughs were operating, and over 156-thousand tons of sodium chloride and sea salt were on hand to battle the snowfall on roads and highways.
However, the slow rollout of assistance, may leave truck drivers stranded further, until the roads are cleared.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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