WORLD Mudslide kills at least 15 in Colombia, injures 5

WORLD

Mudslide kills at least 15 in Colombia, injures 5

AFP

08:54, April 22, 2019

At least 14 people were killed and five others injured by a mudslide that buried eight houses early Sunday in southwestern Colombia, authorities said.

Rescue workers carry a corpse after a landslide in Rosas, Valle del Cauca department, in southwestern Colombia, on April 21, 2019. (Photo: AFP)

A search was underway for any others who might be trapped under rubble.

The injured were being treated at hospitals near the scene of the disaster in Rosas, in the department of Cauca, the national risk management agency said.

The agency attributed the mudslide to the heavy rains that have battered the country for several weeks.

Mudslides are common during Colombia's rainy season.

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