06 October 2022,   10:17
Colombia landslide kills at least 14 and injures 35

A landslide triggered by heavy rains has killed at least 14 people in central Colombia, officials say, writes BBC.

Another 35 people were now in hospital after several homes were engulfed in the Dosquebradas municipality, Risaralda province.

The officials issued a photo showing a gash in the lush foliage covering a mountain overlooking the area.

Other residents living close to a swollen river nearby have been moved to safety.

Rescue teams have been searching in the mud for more survivors, Colombia’s disaster management officials said.

“A very loud noise scared us. We went out and saw a piece of the mountain on top of the houses”, - taxi driver Dubernei Hernandez told the AFP news agency.