Fire-fighters go to earthquake-hit Peru

16th August 2007, Comments 0 comments

16 August 2007, MADRID (EFE) – A Spanish fire-fighting charity said on Thursday it will send a team to help Peru search for survivors from the earthquake which has killed at least 337 people.

16 August 2007

MADRID (EFE) – A Spanish fire-fighting charity said on Thursday it will send a team to help Peru search for survivors from the earthquake which has killed at least 337 people.

Seventeen people – including a doctor, a nurse, 10 specialist rescue workers from Andalusia and Madrid and four fire-fighters with guide dogs – will head to Peru on the first available flight, said Angel Orte, spokesman for Bomberos Unidos sin Fronteras.

At least 1,300 people were injured in the earthquake.

Authorities in Peru believe some survivors are buried beneath rubble and buildings which collapsed in Thursday's earthquake, which registered 7.9 on the Richter scale.

The Spanish team will head to the worst-hit zone, 300 kilometres from Lima.

Bomberos Unidos will also send rescue equipment.

(Copyright EFE with Expatica)

Subject: Spanish news

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