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Yungay Campo Santo | Cemetery
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Campo Santo represents the site of the original town of Yungay, which was destroyed on 31 May 1970 when an earthquake had triggered a rock-ice fall from the northern summit of Huascarán. This fall evolved into a debris avalanche that jumped over a hill and almost completely covered the town, leading to thousands of fatalities. The cemetery hill remained largely untouched.

Thursday 20 July 2017 by Martin Mergili in South America / Peru (1404 visits)