Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra tells reporters that the powerful 8.0-earthquake that struck northern Peru in the early hours is “the strongest earthquake of the last 12 years”, adding that emergency services have been deployed to the affected areas.
The body of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia was moved from a hospital, to his party headquarters in Lima where thousands paid their respects.
Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru’s most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption.
READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9sh3
RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc
Check out http://rt.com
Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday
Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews
Follow us on VK https://vk.com/rt_international
Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com
Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt
Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT
Follow us on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/rttv
#RT (Russia Today) is a global #news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
The coffin of late Peruvian former President Alan Garcia arrives at the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) party headquarters in Lima, where thousands of supporters have gathered to pay their respects. Garcia died in hospital, after shooting himself in the head at his home when police were about to arrest him over the graft investigation. IMAGES
The coffin with the remains of late Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia leaves the hospital to go to the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) party headquarter’s in Lima, Peru. IMAGES
A Peruvian court orders the arrest of ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski at the request of prosecutors investigating the giant Odebrecht corruption scandal.
Police guard the house of former Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski after he was ordered detained in a corruption case. IMAGES
At least 20 people were killed and about 10 injured in a bus fire at an illegal transport terminal in the Peruvian capital.
A team of Peruvian biologists is investigating the use of microalgae to remove mineral contaminants from fresh water that has been polluted from mining.
Peruvian security forces seize two tonnes of cocaine of a ship that was destined for Mexico.
Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra meets with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Palacio de la Moncloa during his three-day visit to Spain.