The floods and landslides in Colombia killed 49 people


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

Most of all because of the 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 due to landslides destroyed hundreds of apartment buildings. Due to flooding of low-lying sections of roads in the country disrupted road links. Last Wednesday, killing 17 people: as a result of the landslide came down from the mountain fell into the abyss of a bus with passengers.

According to Colombian authorities, the last 12 months from the weather in the country of 2.8 million people affected. Last year, the element has claimed the lives of more than 300 Colombians, ITAR-TASS reported.


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