At least eight people died in a landslide, caused by heavy rains, on the road between Bogota and southeastern Colombia.
At least eight people were killed and about 20 others are missing in a landslide that occurred on Monday evening on the road linking Bogota to southeastern Colombia, the services reported on Tuesday. emergency.
“We have six dead at the moment. Two minors and four adults. The municipality has just informed us that there are two other buried bodies,” Colonel Jorge Diaz, local director of civil protection, told the broadcast Noticias Caracol.
Firefighters in the region reported “20 missing” in the landslide, caused by heavy rains, near a toll station in the municipality of Puente Quetame, about sixty kilometers from Bogota.
Forty people evacuated
“Due to heavy rains in the afternoon and evening yesterday, around 11:15 p.m., a torrential flood occurred in the village of Naranjal,” said fire captain Alvaro Farfan.
The firefighters evacuated about forty people, six of whom were directed to hospitals in the region.
“We also have 20 houses completely destroyed. We are waiting for the sun to really rise to launch a search and rescue operation (…). We are talking about 11 to 20 missing people”, added Colonel Jorge Diaz to the first morning hours.
Source: BFM TV