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Mudslide Kills 4 in Southern Colombia

BOGOTA – Four people, including two children, were killed by a mudslide early Monday in a poor neighborhood in Florencia, a city in southern Colombia, emergency management officials said.

The mudslide occurred in the Malvinas section of Florencia, the capital of Caqueta province, where heavy rains have fallen in the past few days.

A boy survived another mudslide in the same area, a volunteer who worked on the child’s rescue told reporters.

At least 10 people died over the weekend in Colombia, raising the death toll from the first rainy season, which started on March 15, to more than 30, officials said.

“This was the weekend in the current rainy season that produced the most emergencies,” National Risk Assessment Unit, or UNGRD, director Carlos Ivan Marquez said in a report provided to Efe in Bogota.

One person disappeared, four were injured and 2,619 others were affected by the heavy rains that fell over the weekend, the UNGRD report said.

A total of 377 emergencies have been registered during the first rainy season, which is usually followed by a second rainy season from October to December, UNGRD, which is under the Office of the President, said.

The heavy rains have destroyed 109 dwellings and damaged 12,077 houses, 215 roads, 43 schools, 32 waterworks and four clinics in 267 cities in 28 of Colombia’s 32 provinces.

The first rainy season is expected to continue until mid-June, the Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies Institute, or Ideam, said. EFE
 

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