At the very least 14 individuals have been killed and 35 injured after a landslide buried a number of properties in central Colombia, the nation’s catastrophe administration company mentioned.
The landslide on Tuesday in Dosquebradas, near the town of Pereira, adopted heavy rains within the surrounding coffee-growing province.
Rescue groups dug by way of the mud searching for survivors, mentioned the Nationwide Unit for Administration of Dangers and Disasters.
Authorities evacuated dozens of close by properties because the Otun river overflowed.
Landslides are frequent in Colombia as a result of mountainous terrain, frequent heavy rains and informally constructed homes.
Greater than 320 individuals had been killed in 2017 in one other landslide catastrophe within the metropolis of Mocoa.