Eleven dead in Colombia landslide, floods

Eleven people were killed and four others reported missing in Colombia after heavy rains caused a landslide and forced already swollen rivers to burst their banks, officials said.

Bogota: Eleven people were killed and four
others reported missing in Colombia after heavy rains caused a
landslide and forced already swollen rivers to burst their
banks, officials said.

Rescue workers in the central department of Caldas
"recovered nine bodies" including four minors after a
landslide buried two houses on Friday, a spokesman for the
national risk management office said.

In northeast Magdalena, an overflowing river inundated
two houses and washed away a bridge, killing two people and
leaving four others missing.

The rainy season in Colombia, which began in September,
has brought a wave of fatalities, with a total of 159 dead,
according to official figures. More than 878,000 people have
been affected by the rains.

Mountainous regions have been worst affected, with a
high risk of landslides, mudslides and severe floods.

PTI

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