New landslides hit Colombia

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By NTD Newsroom
April 19, 2017World News

Eleven died in a central Colombia landslide after the average for a month of rain fell in one day. Fifty-seven houses were affected and 20 people are still missing.

Manizales resident Fermin Arias spoke about what he did at the time of the disaster, “The avalanche came down with a mudslide. I put down some boards because a torrent of water was coming down the river bank, I was putting the boards down when the other load came down. I ran to my house and slipped, miraculously my daughter pulled me up, and I got this (wound) on my forehead.”

Many of the houses affected were built on steep hills.

At the start of the month three rivers burst their banks, killing 300 people and washing away the southern Putumayo Province.

Twitter messages were sent that stated Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos would visit the affected area.

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