The floods and landslides in Colombia killed 49 people

The floods and landslides in Colombia, caused by heavy rains killed 49 people. Reported by the Colombian Department of Disaster Prevention.

As the "Vesti", mostly due to heavy rains caused by the climatic phenomenon of "La Niña", suffered capital of Bogota. "La Niña" is an abnormal lowering of the temperature of water in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The city, located at the foot of the Andes landslides have destroyed hundreds of homes. Low-lying areas flooded roads, disrupted road links.

Last Wednesday, killing 17 people: landslide covered a passenger bus, a car swept from the scene for almost a kilometer.

In Colombia, during heavy rains last from April to June and from October to December. In March of this year they have already become victims of 15 people.

Last year in Colombia as a result of heavy rains killed 345 people, injured more than two million, and 1.3 million hectares of land were flooded.

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