Frost in Peru and Bolivia left several dead
Six dead and more than 30.000 dead animals is the balance that left the low temperatures and snowfall in villages in the Highlands of the Andes of Peru and Bolivia, thus informed the authorities of both countries.
Peruvian authorities declared a state of emergency last Saturday in 10 regions between the middle of the country and the border with Bolivia, where last week two people and 25.319 animals were killed, according to information published by the Government.
Meanwhile, four people were killed in Bolivia and 4. 970 heads of cattle died, said Óscar Cabrera, Deputy Minister of Civil Defense, and added that around 24.000 animals are at the risk of death in the regions of Potosí, Cochabamba and La Paz.
Meteorological Service of Peru indicated that it is expected that, until next Friday, there will be an intense frost that could reach 20 degrees below zero. For its part, Bolivia considered that there will be no more snow and that weather conditions will improve gradually.
Nelson Quispe, who is part of the Peruvian meteorological service, noted that snowfalls and frost are the result of the confluence of cold dry air coming from the Pacific currents and the moist air coming from the Amazon basin.
So far, the number of affected people in Peru is 67. 000 people, while in Bolivia are around 3. 498 families.