Massive Landslide Kills At Least 52 In Colombia

Before dawn on Monday, a massive landslide ripped through the municipality of Salgar in western Colombia, killing at least 52 people and injuring 37 others.
The landslide hit around 3 a.m. local time, pulling houses and other buildings into the river, the Associated Press reported.
About 18,000 people live in Salgar, which is comprised of four towns.
Salgar Mayor Olga Osorio told RCN Radio, The small town of Santa Margarita was practically “wiped off the map.”
The landslide was triggered by several days of heavy rain.
At least 52 people have been confirmed dead, but that number is expected to rise.



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