A landslide in north-west Colombia has killed at least 23 people and injured around 30 more, local authorities say.

The road connecting the cities of Medellín and Quibdo had been closed by several landslides, so many people stopped their cars to take shelter in a house near the community of Carmen de Atrato, a local official said.

Another landslide then struck the road, burying them and some of the vehicles.

  • @xpinchx
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    25 months ago

    Fucking brutal way to go, rest in peace.

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    15 months ago

    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    The road connecting the cities of Medellín and Quibdo had been closed by several landslides, so many people stopped their cars to take shelter in a house near the community of Carmen de Atrato, a local official said.

    The area in Choco province, bordering the Pacific Ocean, is heavily forested and has been hit by significant rainfall in the past 24 hours.

    Images on social media and television channels showed cars destroyed and partially buried by mud and fallen rocks.

    On the road “many people” left their vehicles to take shelter in a house near the municipality of Carmen de Atrato, an official from the Choco governor’s office told AFP.

    Carmen de Atrato’s mayor, Jaime Herrera, told a local TV station that people were seriously injured while others were still trapped under the landslide, without saying exactly how many.

    While Colombia is currently going through a period of drought, the country’s Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies has previously warned over the danger posed by heavy rains in areas bordering the Pacific and the Amazon rainforest.


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