Colombia - Landslide (Government of Colombia, IDEAM, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 24 April 2019)

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  • Following heavy rainfall and landslides in south-west Colombia, the number of fatalities has increased.
  • As of 24 April at 8.00 UTC, media report that 29 people are now dead in Rosas (south-western Cauca Province) while three are still missing. Search and rescue operations are ongoing. Access to the Panamericana highway connecting Quito to Cali remains restricted.
  • Moderate rainfall is forecast for central Cauca Province, while several red alerts have been issued for landslides for the neighbouring municipalities of El Tambo, Timbiqui, Mocoa in Cauca.