Days after a lightning bolt killed eleven tribal leaders in Colombia’s northern Sierra Nevada mountain range, a landslide killed five children and a mother in the same area on Tuesday.
Regional authorities are coordinating with the country’s Ombudsman and relief agencies to bring aid to the approximately 125 families that live in the community affected by the landslide.
A commander from the army’s First Division confirmed that the landslide had buried a house in the indigenous community, killing the 6 victims.
The news comes just days after another tragedy befell an indigenous community in the same mountain range when lightening stuck a group of leaders meeting in a field, killing 11.
Among the reported victims in the landslide was a 2-month-old infant.