Authorities confirmed that most of the animals died due to the intense cold, constant frost and snow that fell in several municipalities of the province of Arequipa in southern Peru.
4 Jul 2016 – Even llamas, animal symbol of the Andes, were unable to withstand the cold to -12 ° C and the frost that was repeated for up to 10 consecutive days.
Due to the intense cold, schools stopped classes in various cities of the province and neighboring Andean regions above three thousand meters altitude.
The most intense cold was observed in municipalities of the provinces of Andahuaylas and Puno, with minimum temperature at airports -7 ° C in Andahuaylas and -4 ° C in Juliaca, respectively.
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