Colombia landslide: Major accident due to landslide in Colombia, 27 killed, President confirms
Colombia landslide news: According to government data, more than 216 people have lost their lives in the year 2022 so far in Colombia due to incidents related to heavy rains.
Colombia landslide News in English: 27 people have died due to landslides from Colombia. Let us tell you that while confirming the landslide, the President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, informed that at least 27 people have lost their lives in this landslide. The landslide was triggered by heavy rains between the villages of Pueblo Rico and Santa Cecilia in Risaralda state, about 230 km (140 miles) from Colombia’s capital Bogota.
What the President of Colombia said:
A state road was damaged due to the landslide. In which 27 people have lost their lives. Regarding this accident, President Petro wrote on Twitter, “It is with sadness that I have to say that 27 people have lost their lives so far in the tragedy in Pueblo Rico, Risaralda. Three minors are also among those who lost their lives.
He said that our thoughts are with the families of the victims of this accident. Along with this, the President has assured help to the victims. Tell that the dead bodies of those who lost their lives in the accident are being brought to a stadium in the city. Stadiums are generally used for sports. At the same time, Risaralda Governor Victor Manuel Tamayo had earlier informed that five people from the bus that came in the grip of the accident have been saved alive.
Colombia landslide Update-Accident happened due to heavy rains:
Before the president confirmed the death toll, officials at the scene said at least 25 people were on the bus traveling between Cali, Colombia’s third-largest city, and Condotto in Choco province. At the same time, the unusually heavy rains behind the landslide are being told.
Let us tell you that according to government data, more than 216 people have lost their lives in Colombia in the year 2022 so far in incidents related to heavy rains. At the same time, 38 thousand people have become homeless due to this. Figures show that 48 more people are still missing across the country.