Storm: landslide in Colombia - at least 20 dead

A landslide in Colombia has confirmed the death toll to 20, including five children.

Storm: landslide in Colombia - at least 20 dead

A landslide in Colombia has confirmed the death toll to 20, including five children. Nine people were also missing, said the fire department of the Cundinamarca department. There are also six injured. According to the authorities, 29 houses and several roads as well as the electricity and water supply were damaged.

In the affected community of Quetame, a good 50 kilometers southeast of the capital Bogotá, search and rescue work continued yesterday, according to the civil protection authority of the South American country. On Tuesday morning it had rained so heavily in Quetame that several streams and rivers burst their banks and a torrential tidal wave formed in the mountainous area.

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