19 dead, 14 other missing in landslide in Colombia

SANAA, April 22 (Saba) – At least 19 people were killed and three others injured in a landslide in a rural area of ​​southwestern Colombia, authorities said.

The national disaster management agency was cited by the AFP said Monday that the landslide in the town of Rosas of Cauca has led to the destruction of eight houses, noting that rescue teams are still searching for the missing.

Local fire chief Juan Carlos Ganan said rescuers believed the missing were likely to have died under the rubble of their homes.

The agency attributed the landslide to the heavy rains that hit the area for several weeks.

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