Just three weeks after Columbia’s Mocoa river overflowed and the ensuing landslides killed 300 people, the country is again struggling with mudslides. The city of Manizales is currently experiencing heavy rainfall – the mayor is reporting the the monthly average amount rain has fallen overnight in the region. Electricity, water, and gas have been suspended during the crisis. Over a dozen people have been reported dead, and many more are missing. We will have to monitor this situation and hope that it doen’t escalated to the level of the Mocoa disaster.
Read the BBC story here.