Friday, April 14, 2006

Heavy Rain Triggers Mudslides in Colombia

There have been heavy rains in south-western Colombia, causing many mud slides. This has resulted in at least 11 deaths, and as many as 40 missing people.

Not only have rescuers been hampered by the heavy rains, and cut off by mud slides; they have been attacked by Colombia's factions.

As many as 1200 tourists had to be taken to safety. But, a journalist, who was there to cover the disaster, was swept away after the new rains on Thursday produced more mud slides. He is still missing, but his camera man has been found, but with serious injuries. Hundreds of people have been left homeless in this latest disaster.

More than 40 people have been killed and thousands left homeless by floods and mudslides in this year's wet season, which has also seen thousands of hectares of crops destroyed.

The rainy season began in March and probably will continue until June, the article reports.

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