Deadly landslide hits western Colombia: Authorities

At least 10 individuals have been injured and 15 to 20 individuals have been lacking following the occasion in Narino province.

At least 11 individuals have died in a landslide in Colombia’s western Narino province, in keeping with authorities, with dozens extra harm or lacking.

The South American nation’s catastrophe aid company (UNGRD) mentioned late on Tuesday that the landslide occurred after heavy rains within the rural city of Mallama.

At least 10 individuals have been additionally injured and between 15 and 20 individuals have been believed to be lacking, the company mentioned.

Two buildings have been destroyed within the occasion.

UNGRD director Eduardo Jose Gonzalez had ordered a search and rescue staff deployed to the location and “he will travel first thing in the morning to the municipality”, the company mentioned.

However, rescue operations have been suspended on Tuesday due to the potential for extra landslides attributable to rain and have been set to renew on Wednesday morning.

Landslides are widespread in mountainous Colombia, particularly through the wet season and in areas the place precarious casual housing and slender roadways are constructed on deforested Andean hillsides.

In 2017, greater than 200 individuals have been killed in mudslides triggered by torrential rains within the metropolis of Mocoa in neighbouring Putumayo province.

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