Landslide in Colombia leaves at least 8 people dead-Xinhua

Landslide in Colombia leaves at least 8 people dead

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-06-20 10:04:17

BOGOTA, June 19 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people, including three children, were killed in a landslide near the municipality of Paez in Colombia's Cauca Department, local authorities confirmed on Sunday.

"There were many difficulties in reaching the place, which is about 6 km from the municipality of Paez. There are several landslides at different points on the road, and we do not have (rescue) machinery in the municipality," said Jose Luis Collo, secretary of the municipal government.

The landslide was caused by heavy rains that have been affecting much of the country this season.

Rescue agencies are working to remove debris and extract the victims' remains.