Colombia landslide leaves over 150 dead in Putumayo province
Heavy rains cause several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment on to buildings and roads in provincial capital of Mocoa
A landslide in Colombia’s south-western border province of Putumayo has sent mud and debris crashing on to houses, killing at least 150 people and injuring scores more, officials have said. Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment on to buildings and roads in the provincial capital of Mocoa overnight.
“At this time we have removed 93 bodies. We have adults, women and infants,” police commander Col Omar Bonilla told Caracol, a radio station, on Saturday afternoon. The confirmed death toll continued to rise throughout the day.