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UNDRO 87/2090
COLOMBIA - LANDSLIDE
INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
29 SEPTEMBER 1987

SITUATION

1. AFTER SEVERAL DAYS HEAVY RAIN, A LANDSLIDE OCCURED IN 'VILLATINA' SUBURB OF MEDELLIN AT 1230 HOURS LOCAL TIME SUNDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 1987. MEDELLIN IS LOCATED 350 KM NORTHWEST BOGOTA.

2. 142 PERSONS REPORTED DEAD, APPROXIMATELY 4,000 AFFECTED, 1,500 ALREADY EVACUATED, WHILE 500 MORE STILL NEED TO BE MOVED. 125 PERSONS RECEIVING ASSISTANCE IN HEALTH CENTRES WHILE 300 HAVE BEEN PLACED TEMPORARLY IN HOSTELS.