Peru: Carpet of Death

The summer afternoon in Peru was unusually clear, and Dr. Leoncio Guzman could see far up the spiny ridges to the mountain's snow-capped summit. "I saw a cloud forming and turning golden in the setting sun." he said. "When I saw that the cloud was actually flying downhill. I got into my car and drove as fast as I could to Ranrahirca, where my two children were guests at a birthday party. The distance I had to cover was only six miles, but when I got there, the town was already crumbling under the avalanche. I saw some children...

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