Friday, December 24, 2010

At least 12 reported dead in Colombia landslide

BOGOTA, Colombia – Officials say a landslide spawned by heavy rains has killed at least 12 people and injured 30 in southwestern Colombia.

Narino province's government secretary Fabio Trujillo says Thursday's slide buried four or five houses, several cars and a billiard parlor in the township of La Cruz.

Narino region emergency coordinator Lina Dorado says no people are known to be missing.

The Colombian government and Red Cross say the year's heavy rains have killed at least 290 people in the country. — AP

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