After a cruel attack in Sri Lanka’s hotels and churches on the occasion of Easter, Colombia suffers another loss as at least 17 people lost their lives and five others got injured in a landslide in south-western Colombia.
Days after torrential rainfall in the area, landslide hit the region while authorities are continuing to search the debris.
“Unfortunately this happens when you least expect it and, because of the rainy season that we have seen, this is what happens,” said the town’s mayor, Jesus Diaz.
As well as looking for survivors, authorities are clearing debris which is blocking a major local highway.
Colombian President Iván Duque visited the town on Sunday. He told reporters that medical assistance and alternative housing was being arranged for those caught up in the landslide.
“These are difficult times, but we are united as a country to help them,” said Mr Duque in a tweet.