September 3, 2013. The Peruvian government has added nine more of their regions, where a state of emergency aimed at having to cope with the unusual Cold weather and snowfall.
According to local authorities, at least two people were killed and 33,000 others suffered from the cold. Tens of thousands of animals froze to death.
The President Ollanta Humala visited the Apurimac, one of the hardest hit areas to see everything with my own eyes and to monitor the distribution of emergency aid. According to official statements, the state of emergency will last for 20 days.
Heaviest snowfall in the last few decades has caused the death of thousands of llamas, alpacas, cattle and sheep, leaving farmers without a farm.
In the southern province of Carabaya man crushed his own roof, which could not stand the weight of snow on it. Three others from the same area rescued after their house is completely covered with snow, after covering all the possible ways to get out. Another two girls and an elderly woman suffered from frostbite.
A cold front also hit south-eastern neighbors, Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay. In total, these two countries, 5 people died.