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Latino Daily News

Saturday April 16, 2011

Last Two Weeks of Heavy Rain in Colombia Leave 45 Dead, 50 Landslides in 1 Week Alone

Last Two Weeks of Heavy Rain in Colombia Leave 45 Dead, 50 Landslides in 1 Week Alone

Photo: Colombian Mudslides

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As a result of heavy rains throughout the week a mudslide swept a bus in central Colombia leaving 16 dead and 4 missing.

The bus was traveling from Bogota to the central city of Manizales when the mudslides swept it into a nearby ravine.  Rescue teams are continuing to work, survivors are not expected to be found.

Homes and property during the heavy rains were also destroyed in the region.  Since Wednesday Colombian authorities estimate at least 50 landslides have occurred.  Over the last two weeks heavy rainfall has killed 45 people and damages properties of over 17,000 people.