Landslide in Colombia leaves at least 14 dead

Cesar Uruena says more than 14 homes were buried by the landslide in the city of Manizales in Caldas state.

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2011, 11:30 AM IST

Bogota: A Red Cross official says a landslide
caused by heavy rains in northwest Colombia has killed 14
people and left dozens more missing.

Cesar Uruena says more than 14 homes were buried by the
landslide in the city of Manizales in Caldas state, 165
kilometres northwest of the capital, Bogota.

The Red Cross rescue director says searchers have found
14 bodies and believe that about 60 people are missing. Uruena
says the missing figure is "somewhat speculative, but the
number is very high."

He said yesterday that rescuers would keep searching for
survivors through the night.

Caldas emergency services director Sandra Lopez said
heavy rains pounded the area the night before and caused a
part of a mountain to collapse onto the houses.

PTI