President Pedro Pledges Support To Those Affected By Earthquake In Peru

The National Police of Peru, with the Highway Police, have been conducting motorized patrols in the areas affected by the large earthquake in Chachapoyas, in order to unblock the roads due to rockfall. Likewise, police officers have been supporting drivers who are in the affected areas. (source National Police of Peru Twitter)

Early Sunday morning, Peru was hit by one of the worst earthquakes of the year. It had a magnitude of 7.5 and it mostly left structural damage in the northern part of the country.

President Pedro Castillo Terrones wrote in his tweet:

“All my solidarity with the people of Amazonas in the face of the strong earthquake. I have arranged for the ministries and agencies of the executive branch to implement immediate action. You are not alone, brothers. We will support those affected by structural damage.”

The President also said that he will be paying a visit to the affected areas. The National Police of Peru and the Highway Police efficiently worked to clear the roads after the earthquake.

Since the earthquake happened, no casualties have been reported which is a big relief. However, the buildings and roads have been damaged in some areas.