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Peru glacier collapses

April 13, 2010
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Full Article at: http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=nw20100412081525406C538886

 Around 50 people suffered injuries on Sunday when part of a glacier broke off and burst the Hualcan River banks in a development the local governor attributed to climate change.

The mass of glacial ice and rock fell into the so-called “513 lake” in the northern Ancash region, causing a ripple effect down the Hualcan, destroying 20 nearby homes.

“Because of global warming the glaciers are going to detach and fall on these overflowing lakes. This is what happened today,” Ancash Governor Cesar Alvarez told reporters, linking climate change to the disappearance of a third of the glaciers in the Peruvian Andes over the past three decades.

Full Article at: http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=nw20100412081525406C538886

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