Shocking video: Mountain collapse leaves 33 dead and at least 30 missing in Colombia. (Photo: Courtesy of Semana newspaper)
at least 33 people died Dozens were injured on Saturday morning as a result Landslide On the busy inter-municipal road Colombia. Local sources explained that the majority of the deceased were children.
The tragedy occurred on the connecting road Quibdo with MedellinIn Chocó province. Quickly, Colombian Vice President, France MarquisHe confirmed this on his official page on social media: “I feel very sorry for the deaths of 33 people in this tragedy. Mostly girls and boysAccording to initial reports received from the region.”
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The official also announced this Search and rescue efforts continue People who are still trapped under the landslide. President Gustavo Petro also stressed on social networks that all available assistance will be provided to Chocó in “this terrible tragedy.”
For his part, Jaime Herrera, mayor of the municipality, confirmed the presence of approx 30 people are missing After the collapse, while more than 30 the people Wounds They were transferred to hospital centers in the area.
Strictly speaking, The emergency occurred due to an avalancheBut its cause has not been determined and the investigation is continuing. Members of the firefighters, army, civil defense and Colombian Air Force are currently working at the site.
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In a video posted on X, (formerly Twitter) you can see it The moment when the ground suddenly falls from the mountain Pulling everything in his path. Now, the priority of the team working in the town is to rescue those who remain trapped, find the missing people, and determine the identity of the victims.
The authorities and relief agencies are trying Clear all slides Which was recorded on the road and traffic is still restricted. there Closure In the sectors known as El Siete and Tutuendo to continue the work Search and rescue.