At least six people died in the south west of Colombia when heavy rains
caused the Mira river to flood the Tumaco region on the Pacific coast. Fourteen people are missing and 270 houses are said to be washed away
by the water.
Local authorities called an immediate emergency situation and told local media a tragedy is unfolding. They say 2,500 people became homeless overnight.
The river flooded a number of small villages alongside the river banks. The water level according to some reports reached over one and a half meter.
Regional aid agencies, supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross have started relief work in the area but are hindered because of ongoing bad weather.