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Search and rescue work continues after landslide killed 9, leave15 missing in northeastern Colombia

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By ITN News Editor October 25, 2018 13:10

Search and rescue work continues after landslide killed 9, leave15 missing in northeastern Colombia

Colombia’s disaster relief agencies continued with their search and rescue work on Monday, a day after a landslide struck Barrancabermeja in the northeastern part of the country, killing at least nine and leaving 15 others missing. For the last three weeks, Colombia has been facing its second rainy season of the year that has left thirty out of the country’s 32 departments on high alert due to the heavy rainfall. Houses built from wood and cans on an eroded mountain in Barrancabermeja, a city in the department of Santander, were devoured by the avalanche of land during the slide. Relief agencies have been working around the clock since the disaster struck to try to find for survivors under the rubble. Out of the 15 missing people, three minors have been rescued and the authorities have ordered all of the residents to evacuate the area.

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By ITN News Editor October 25, 2018 13:10
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