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Colombia: At Least 14 People Killed As Mudslide Brought On By Heavy Rains

One person is missing after the disaster in a residential area of the Dosquebradas. Municipality near the town of Pereira in Risaralda province on Tuesday, Carlos Maya, the town mayor, said.

There is a risk of further slides, Mr Maya warned, as he urged people to leave the area. Around 200 miles (325 km) east of the capital, Bogota, to avoid further casualties.

Many of the houses in the neighbourhood are made of wood. And more than 60 were evacuated as teams checked the damage. And assessed the risks after the nearby Otun River overflowed.

Other homes were destroyed.Rescue teams have been searching in the mud for more survivors, disaster management officials said.

Many homes in the neighbourhood are made of wood.And officials fear the death toll will rise. Residents were urged to evacuate the area as there could be further slides.

Colombian President Ivan Duque sent his condolences to the families of those who died.

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