Three children and two adults were found dead in the rubble after a
landslide swept away a number of houses in the upper class neighborhood
of El Poblado in the south of Medellín early Sunday morning. Eight
people are still missing and considered dead.
Rescue workers say four houses are completely buried under the mud and rocks. The families are still inside those houses.
Medellín mayor Alonso Salazar said that there was no chance of survivors, because of the devastation and size of the avalanche.
A group of nearly fifty rescue workers continues to look for teh remaining four missing.
Earlier this weekend floods and landslides already cost the lives of three in the department of Tolima. The second rainy season this year has forced 600,000 people from their home already.
It’s the second time this year a landslide of this size takes lives in
Medellín. A landslide in May killed 28 people in Colombia’s second