This is terrifying! Yes, the residents of Lluto, a small community located in the province of Chumbivilcas, department of Cusco, Peru, is literally cracking up, with dozens of huge and growing cracks in the ground swallowing up houses, fields and probably soon people. The fissures expand everyday, leaving always less place for inhabitants to live around. 60 families have already been evacuated… And the rest of the population is living on high alert.
Hundreds of residents of the rural community of Lluto in Chumbivilcas – Cusco are living on high alert after a dramatic landslide and the resulting , still expanding cracks have destroyed several homes and are now threatening cultivation fields and thus the life of dozens of other residents.
The cracks and ground movement have already started in 2012 in the region, however, in recent weeks, the situation has become too dangerous, with villagers evacuating homes and seeking refuge in other settlements far away.
On March 2, 2018, a new landslide occurred around 3 am and caused the collapse of 37 homes, the health center of the city, a stretch of 300 meters of road and threatens to destroy a primary and secondary school. There are now at least 53 large cracks – due to earthquakes and heavy rains – destabilizing the ground in the region.
The fissures have weakened infrastructures and several homes have collapsed or have cracks in the walls. Officials have now put the region under investigation and an emergency plan has been deployed to help the victims of the dramatic geological phenomenon.