A mud volcano erupted in the town of San Jose de las Platas, in the municipio of Arboletes, in the north-western Colombian region of Uraba on Monday.
“Just after 8:30 in the evening, we saw a high flame that lit the sky. When we went to check, we realized that there was an eruption of mud,” Arboletes councilman Jose Luis David Martinez told newspaper El Colombiano.
Two injured people have been treated at the health centre, while 15 others suffered from scratches and minor injuries while fleeing the explosion.
The region saw another mud eruption three years ago, “but what worries us is that this eruption took place in the vicinity of 30 houses and we do not know what could have happened to those people”, Martinez added.
The governor of Antioquia is preparing to send aid for at least 30 families who have been affected by the explosion of the mud volcano.