15 killed, dozens injured as hotel wall collapses during wedding in Peru
The celebrations at the Alhambra Hotel gathered more than a hundred guests, with around 50 people situated close to the wall when it went down.
Rescue crews are currently clearing the rubble in search of survivors, the local media reported.
#LluviasIntensas ocasionan colapso de pared en Hotel Alhambra mientras se celebraba un matrimonio en Tamburco, Abancay - Apurimac.@bomberosPE y @PoliciaPeru continúan con trabajos de búsqueda de personas.Hasta el momento se reportan:13 fallecidos.30 heridos.#COENmonitoreapic.twitter.com/IFzCuthsq5— INDECI (@indeciperu) January 27, 2019
There were periods of heavy rains in the area in recent days, with the authorities saying the collapse of the wall may have been caused by a landslide.
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