Colombia landslide buries bus, 'kills 27'

Colombia landslide buries bus,
# 05 December 2022 20:16 (UTC +04:00)

At least 27 people have died after a landslide buried a bus in Colombia's northwest, Colombia's President Gustavo Petro says, APA reports.

The landslide, caused by strong rains, hit the vehicle between the villages of Pueblo Rico and Santa Cecilia in Risaralda province on Sunday about 230km from the capital Bogota.

"With sadness I must announce that so far 27 people - including three minors - have lost their lives in the tragedy in Pueblo Rico, Risaralda," Petro posted on Twitter.

"Solidarity with the families of the victims," he added, pledging support from the government.

Pueblo Rico Mayor Leonardo Fabio Siagama told reporters that bodies were being brought to a covered stadium in the town that is normally used for sport.