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Extreme Cold Hits Peru's Highlands

Peru, S.A.
Extreme cold kills over a dozen in Peru's highlands - Temperatures have begun to drop dramatically in Peru's highland regions. Temperatures in the highlands of Puno, Tacna, Arequipa, Moquegua and Apurimac have dropped as low as -15°C (5°F). The climatic phenomenon could be a consequence of a lack of clouds. The average temperature in the region would be -12°C (10°F). It was also reported that 54,859 cases of respiratory infections had been registered, 700 of which were pneumonia.
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