A massive landslide in Peru has seen 150 homes buried (

A massive landslide in Peru has seen 150 homes buried
A landslide in northern Peru buried hundreds of buildings and is believed to have killed at least one, according to reports.

Harrowing video captured the collapse of the hillside above the village in the region of Chavin de Huantar on Thursday evening.

In footage obtained by the BBC, a massive cloud of dust engulfs the homes after the hillside crumbles, while screams are heard in the background.



Images published in The Mirror show villagers running for their lives amid the destruction.

Peruivan Defense Minister Jose Luis Gavidia said one elderly man who was unable to escape the river of rocks and soil was believed killed, the Mirror reported.

At least 200 homes were buried by the huge debris field. A regional rescue team was searching for people caught in the landslide and helping to evacuate the rest of the town.

The regional emergency agency had warned earlier this week about the danger after a slide had started on June 21.