Colombian President Duque Visits Regions hit by Rain, Landslides

According to weather forecasts, heavy rains will occur across Colombia over the next 30 days, Duque said, in part due to the weather phenomenon known as La Niña, while the north of the country will be affected by the Caribbean storm and hurricane season.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Colombian President Ivan Duque on Sunday, November 15th, visited areas affected by landslides due to torrential rains, which left three dead and forced the evacuation of hundreds of people.

The most serious incident was reported at dawn on Saturday along a road connecting the municipalities of Dabeiba and Uramita in the Antioquia province, where a landslide buried houses and vehicles and destroyed part of the thoroughfare.

Three people were killed in the incident, according to the National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD), and 16 were missing. Hundreds of people were evacuated by helicopter.

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