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Yungay | Remembrance at Campo Santo

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Cemetery hill, remembrance for some of the thousands of people killed when the original town of Yungay was destroyed on 31 May 1970: an earthquake had triggered a rock-ice fall from the N summit of Nevado Huascarán which evolved into a debris avalanche that jumped over a hill and almost completely covered the town.

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on Thursday 20 July 2017 by Martin Mergili
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