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Lima citizens blame authorities for deadly fire and bus tragedy
Posted by Jack Dylan Cole on Jul 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Lima citizens blame authorities for deadly fire and bus tragedy

An Ipsos survey has revealed that the majority of Lima citizens believe the city government is responsible for two recent tragedies resulting in the deaths of 12 people. Almost 90%  Full Article »

Historic plaza in Lima suffers second fire in two years
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 3, 2017 1 comment

Historic plaza in Lima suffers second fire in two years

A republican-era mansion in downtown Lima’s Plaza Dos de Mayo was condemned after a fire in a musical-instruments store. Authorities say a short circuit caused the fire around 7:30 p.m.  Full Article »

Fire kills four at Lima shopping mall ahead of APEC summit
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 16, 2016 1 comment

Fire kills four at Lima shopping mall ahead of APEC summit

Four people died in a fire Wednesday morning after being trapped in a theater during a fire in the Larcomar shopping mall in the Miraflores district of Lima, Peru. Three  Full Article »

Thousands homeless after fire destroys shantytown in downtown Lima
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 5, 2016 1 comment

Thousands homeless after fire destroys shantytown in downtown Lima

A fire on early Friday morning destroyed the Cantagallo shantytown settled by natives from the Amazon jungle in the Rimac district near downtown Lima. Hundreds of homes were consumed in  Full Article »

Peru mourns three firefighters killed in Lima blaze
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 20, 2016 3 comments

Peru mourns three firefighters killed in Lima blaze

Three volunteer firefighters died while trying to save workers trapped inside a factory as it burned in Lima’s El Agustino district on Tuesday. Local residents called the fire department Tuesday  Full Article »

Historic church in Peru’s tourism capital destroyed in fire
Posted by Colin Post on Sep 16, 2016 1 comment

Historic church in Peru’s tourism capital destroyed in fire

The San Sebastian Temple in Cusco was almost completely destroyed in a fire early Friday morning. Firefighters were called to the 16th century church in Cusco’s San Sebastian district near  Full Article »

Seven killed after cruise ship explosion in Peru’s Amazon
Posted by Colin Post on Jul 18, 2016 2 comments

Seven killed after cruise ship explosion in Peru’s Amazon

An explosion and the subsequent sinking of a cruise ship in Iquitos on Saturday left at least seven dead and 13 injured. The Aqua Amazon was being refueled while docked  Full Article »

Informal workshop fire destroys six homes in Lima
Posted by Colin Post on May 3, 2016 1 comment

Informal workshop fire destroys six homes in Lima

A massive fire at an informal workshop in La Victoria destroyed six homes and a transport company’s warehouse on Monday. Authorities believe a welding accident in the informal shoe factory  Full Article »

Peru: two Americans die in fire during Amazon river cruise
Posted by Colin Post on Apr 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Peru: two Americans die in fire during Amazon river cruise

Two American tourists died on Sunday morning during a fire on a cruise of the Amazon river outside Iquitos. Larry and Christy Hammer died after a small fire broke out  Full Article »

Fire in Lima beach town highlights poor water infrastructure
Posted by Colin Post on Jan 21, 2016 1 comment

Fire in Lima beach town highlights poor water infrastructure

A blazing fire which destroyed a supermarket in the Asia district has brought scrutiny to the upscale beach community’s lack of water resources. The fire at the Wong supermarket in  Full Article »