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Landslide kills 17 people in Colombia

Another 5 injured in southwestern Rosas town

Lokman Ilhan   | 22.04.2019
Landslide kills 17 people in Colombia file photo

BOGOTA, Colombia 

At least 17 people were killed and five others injured in a landslide in Colombia on Monday, emergency officials said.

The landslide occurred in Rosas, a municipality in the southwestern Cauca province, the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) said in a statement.

Colombia’s varied and mountainous geography is no stranger to landslides and other natural disasters.

Writing By Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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