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Colombia landslide: Rescuers search for survivors amid mud

Rescue workers in Colombia are searching for more than a dozen people who are still missing after a deadly landslide engulfed homes and a main road south-east of the capital, Bogotá.

Fifteen bodies have been recovered since heavy rains caused local rivers to burst their banks late on Monday.

Mud, boulders and debris swept away several homes near the town of Quetame.

A 118m-long (387ft) road bridge linking Bogotá with the provinces of Cundinamarca and Meta was also damaged.

The worst-hit area was El Naranjal, where at least 20 homes were buried under tonnes of mud.

Firefighters halted their rescue efforts at nightfall but will resume work once there is enough light.


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