Hundreds of houses in the south, north and north west of Colombia were destroyed this weekend by rains, floods and extremely heavy winds.
Hardest hit was the south-eastern department of Nariño, where, according to newspaper El Colombiano, 117 houses were destroyed when heavy winds blew off roofs of the mainly poorly constructed buildings.
Reports of sudden strong winds that destroyed houses came from the north-eastern department of Antioquia.
Heavy rainfall in the northern city of Barranquilla caused floods in 21 of the city’s neighborhoods, local paper El Heraldo reported Monday.
This year’s rainy season, traditionally accompanied by heavy downpours and sudden storms, has already killed dozens of Colombians and is expected to last until the second half of May.