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Peru: Airlift continues, hundreds of victims rescued in Piura


FAP inicia puente aéreo y traslada a pasajeros varados en Piura y Trujillo. ANDINA/Difusión

FAP inicia puente aéreo y traslada a pasajeros varados en Piura y Trujillo. ANDINA/Difusión

11:42 | Lima, Mar. 19.

The Armed Forces continue to airlift the stranded population in Piura as roads are deteriorated.

Military personnel pilot the C-27J Spartan, a military transport aircraft, to secure airlift among Piura, Trujillo and Chiclayo.

Registration of stranded people takes place at Piura's Air Group No 7 Base, where long lanes are observed since early in the morning.

Each passenger is allowed to bring one carry-on and must present an ID card in order to travel.

Antonov aircrafts, designed as a strategic airlift cargo, are being used during the airlift as well.

Five flights are scheduled to leave for Trujillo and Lima today.

(END) JCR/RMB

Published: 3/19/2017