Report 14 deaths due to landslide in Colombian municipalities | News

The National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (Ungrd) of Colombia reported this Tuesday that the landslide generated by heavy rains in the municipalities of Dosquebradas and Pereira have resulted in at least 14 deaths.


Landslide leaves at least 11 dead in Colombia

“Updated report indicates that 35 people were injured, 14 lost their lives and one is still missing,” says the Ungrd where it also ratified that members of the institution continue to be deployed in the areas.

The mayors of the affected municipalities, which are located in the department of Risaralda, agreed with the Government to support those affected by the landslide, “new decisions will be made to serve affected families,” says the Ungrd.

“An aid process is underway that will consist of hotel accommodation (…) also food aid and food rations and a long-term process with the relocation of the affected people in this territory,” explained the mayor of Pereira, Carlos Maya.

The municipal and departmental authorities asserted that the rescue deployment will continue for the next few days, “municipal councils will be maintained to continue taking measures,” they added.

The landslide produced in the vicinity of the Otún River also caused the clogging of several houses located in this neighborhood, since the rising of the river caused the slide from the hillside and towards the houses.