Last Updated: Saturday, June 13, 2015

Rain-triggered landslide in Colombia leaves 5 missing

A rain-triggered landslide in south-western Colombia has left at least five people missing.

The landslide disaster hit the La Chivera region in the Cauca department of Colombia. A team of emergency response crews have reached the disaster area, Xinhua quoted Jorge Arias, mayor of Caloto, a city in Cauca as saying.

Tonnes of stones and mud covered the highway between the towns of Jambalo and Toribio.

At least 78 people died this May when heavy rains caused the river Liboriana to burst is banks, triggering the landslide in Colombia. Landslide damaged houses of more than 500 people forcing the evacuations of about 1,000 people to nearby shelters.