Rescue workers in Bello, outside Medellin, have recovered 47 bodies from the rubble of a landslide which destroyed 35 houses, authorities announced Wednesday. Some 80 people are still missing.
Following a short suspension of the work because of heavy rains, policemen, soldiers and Red Cross volunteers returned to look for victims early Wednesday morning, which resulted in the finding of eight more victims.
So far, at least 22 children were recovered from under the rubble.
Mourning family members and friends of victims of the landslide in the town just north of Medellin started burying their loved ones on Tuesday following a mass service in the local church.