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Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Peru's government said the death toll from the country's worst earthquake in more than 30 years exceeds 500, as rescuers cleared rubble to reach victims and donor nations joined relief agencies in sending aid.
The death toll rose to 510 people, according to the Civil Defense Agency. At least 1,600 people were injured in the quake, the agency said on its Web site.
The south-central region of Ica was hardest hit by the magnitude-8 temblor two days ago. At least 200 people died in the city of Ica, the regional capital, 265 kilometers (165 miles) south-southeast of Lima. The quake caused hospitals, churches and a prison to collapse. About 17,000 mud-brick homes were destroyed in half-a-dozen towns along the coast