At least 17 Killed in Landslide in Columbia

  • As per reports, at least 17 people were killed in a landslide that was caused by heavy rains in the city of Manizales, in central Colombia. Seven others are missing and a search for them is underway.

    Reports also say that many houses built on steep hills were destroyed by mud and rocks.

    Electricity, gas services and running water have been suspended in Manizales.

    President Juan Manuel Santos, who visited the area, said the death toll may rise. He also said that humanitarian aid was sent.