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Mudslide kills 12 people in central Colombia

AP  |  Bogota (Colombia) 

Colombian disaster officials say at least 12 people have died in a mudslide that swept through their mountainside homes.

Officials say the slide occurred at about 2 am Thursday in the central Colombian town of and caught the victims while the slept.

Four children were killed by the mudslide and 53 people were rescued.

Heavy rains cause floods and mudslides that kill dozens of people every year in Rescue workers say the latest mudslide destroyed seven homes and affected 16 families.

for Environmental Studies has warned that eight provinces in the country could face mudslides in the coming days.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 04:45 IST