20 Apr 2017

Colombia mudslides: 17 confirmed dead, others missing

2:22 pm on 20 April 2017

At least 17 people have died and about seven are missing after heavy rain caused landslides in Manizales, Colombia.

A general view after mudslides in Manizales, Caldas department, Colombia.

More than a dozen people are dead after landslides in Manizales, Colombia. Photo: AFP

At least 30 homes collapsed in the landslides near the city, which lies west of the capital Bogota.

The landslides hit after the equivalent of a month of rain fell in a single night. Local authorities said the city was cut off by rocks, mud and floods.

More than 300 people were killed in landslides in the southern Colombian town of Mocoa earlier this month.

mudslides in Manizales, Caldas department, Colombia.

Rescuers search for the dead and missing after the landslides. Photo: AFP