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Voice of America   22 April 2019   Colombia   Cauca  
<p>BOGOTA — The death toll from a weekend landslide in the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca has risen to 28 people, the country's disaster relief agency said on Monday.<br>The landslide, caused by heavy rains, occurred early on Sunday morning in a ...
BBC NEWS   22 April 2019   Colombia   Rosas / Cauca  
<p>At least 17 people have been killed by a landslide on Sunday in south-western Colombia, officials say.</p> <p>Five others were injured and several houses destroyed in the town of Rosas in the Cauca region.</p> <p>The landslide happened after days of torrential ...
Filed under: Natural Hazards
BBC NEWS   12 July 2018   Colombia  
<p>A bridge under construction has been destroyed after a partial collapse earlier in the year killed nine people.</p>
The Weather Channel   06 June 2018   Colombia   Cauca river  
<p>A dam under construction in Colombia has caused big problems for thousands who live downstream. Mudslides caused plugged water-release tunnels, sending water levels up and leading to evacuations. Locals now worry daily about what could happen if additional ...
RT Question More   22 January 2018   Colombia  
<p>At least 13 people died when the bus they were traveling on was pushed by a landslide into a deep abyss off a highway in southwestern Colombia, authorities announced. Rescuers only managed to reach it the next day.</p> <p>About 5,000 cubic meters (176,000 ...
CNN   16 January 2018   Colombia   Americas  
<div class="el__leafmedia el__leafmedia--sourced-paragraph"><p class="zn-body__paragraph speakable">At least ten people were killed Monday after a bridge collapsed near Bogota, Colombia, according to the country's Civil Defense authorities.</p><div class="zn-body__paragraph ...
The Guardian   03 April 2017   Colombia   Americas  
<p>Colombian rescuers have been searching frantically for hundreds of missing people after the southern city of Mocoa was engulfed on Saturday by a huge landslide of mud, rocks and gushing waters that swept away homes and cars and killed more than 20 people.</p> <p>The ...
The construction index   21 March 2017   Colombia   Americas  
<p>Systra has been awarded the design of the first metro line in Bogot&aacute;, Columbia.</p> <p>The aim is for the elevated line to come into use by 2023, its first metro line.</p> <p>The award of the contract to Systra and its local partner follows earlier ...
Filed under: Construction News
FORBES   09 September 2015   Colombia   Boyacá  
<p>Paleontologists working in South America have described an ancient sea turtle that could be the key to understanding the murky evolutionary history of turtles, and it is at least 25 million years older than any other sea turtle fossil known. Edwin Cadena ...
Edmonton Sun   19 May 2015   Colombia   Salgar  
<p>SALGAR, Colombia - Colombian rescuers on Tuesday continued searching for victims of a landslide that sent torrents of water and mud crashing onto a neighborhood in the town of Salgar, killing 78 people and injuring dozens in the worst disaster of its kind ...
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