Colombia 11 died in a landslide in Colombia, several missing

The landslide occurred in the Nariño area in the village of Mallama, with a population of about seven thousand, on the border with Ecuador.

Several people have died in a landslide in Colombia on Tuesday, news agencies AFP and Reuters report.

According to Reuters, there are 11 dead. About 15 to 20 people are still missing. Ten people were injured. In addition, the landslide destroyed two buildings.

The landslide occurred in the Nariño area in the village of Mallama, with a population of about seven thousand, on the border with Ecuador.

Landslide was the result of heavy rains that continued even after the avalanche. Landslides are common in mountainous Colombia anyway, especially during the rainy seasons.

Rescue operations had to be suspended on Tuesday in Mallama as the rains continued. They are expected to continue, according to news agencies, on Wednesday.

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