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Deadly Landslide Devastates Colombian Town

Posted by feww on May 19, 2015

Up to a 100 dead or missing, many injured, 1,000 evacuated after landslide

Mudslide tore through the town of Salgar in SW Colombia’s Antioquia department killing at least 65 people and leaving many more  injured, said officials.

Torrential rains flooded river Liboriana causing it to burst its banks, triggering the mudslide, which swept away the neighborhood of Santa Margarita, said local reports.

Meantime, the Colombian President declared a state of Emergency after touring the disaster area on Monday.

  • Antioquia Governor said the number of dead was expected to rise, adding that he had no idea how many residents were missing.
  • At least 1,000 people have been evacuated.
  • More rain is forecast for the region this week.

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