26 January 2021,   06:29
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Mudslide destroys nightclub in Colombia, leaving 7 dead

A mudslide destroyed a dance club and killed seven people in northern Colombia early Monday as the country reels from heavy rains.


The disaster management agency for Antioquia state said that the landslide occurred around 1 a.m. while about 20 people were drinking and dancing in the small club, located near the town of Valdivia.


It said seven bodies had been recovered and nine injured people were taken for treatment. Rescue workers were searching for any missing people.


The governor of Antioquia urged locals to stay away from disaster site in order to avoid a mass gathering that could unleash coronavirus infections.

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