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    Magnitude 5.6 Quake Kills 1, Hurts 2 in Peru

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    One person was killed and two others injured after a strong earthquake hit off the Peruvian coast on Friday night, the governor of the affected region said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The quake measuring magnitude 5.6 struck the South Pacific near the city of Camana in Peru’s Arequipa region at 21:45 UTC, the US Geological Survey said. It lied at the depth of over 25 miles.

    "One person has reportedly died on the Secocha-Urasqui road in Camana, and two others have been injured. My condolences to the affected families," Gov. Yamila Osorio tweeted.

    She said clear-up operations were underway in the country’s quake-hit south after landslides blocked roads.

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