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23 Nov 2020 | 03:01 PM UTC

Colombia: Heavy rains cause deadly landslide in Antioquia Department November 23

Heavy rains cause deadly landslide in Puerto Valdivia (Antioquia Department) November 23; further heavy rainfall forecast over the coming days

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Event

Heavy rainfall caused a deadly landslide in Puerto Valdivia (Antioquia Department) on Monday, November 23, leaving at least seven people dead and nine injured, as well as damaging properties and infrastructure.

Further heavy rainfall is forecast, and consequent flooding and associated disruptions, including road closures, are to be expected in the affected area over the coming days.

Advice

Those in the affected area are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions, anticipate transportation and business disruptions, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters.

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