Three people died in a landslide in the South American country of Colombia. Besides, at least 20 people were trapped in the mud. The country’s authorities said that the landslide occurred on a road. News AFP
According to the news, the accident happened on Sunday local time in a remote area of the municipality of Pueblo Rico in the northwestern part of Colombia. Crews continue to try to rescue people trapped in a bus and motorcycle.
President Gustavo Petro wrote in a Twitter message, ‘Nine people have been rescued from the scene. Three people lost their lives and around 20 people are still trapped. This is a tragic incident.’
Civil defense officials said a girl child was among the dead. He is about seven years old. A person who survived the incident said that due to the intelligence of the bus driver, he was spared from further damage in the landslide incident.
Andres Ibarguen radio station Loro Stereo said, “During the landslide, the bus driver pulled back a bit and a major accident was avoided.” Defense officials said the bus had left from Koli city with 25 passengers. The rainy season, which began in August, has been the worst in Colombia’s 40-year history.