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Deadly landslide hits Rosas after heavy rain, Colombia

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At least 17 people have been killed and 25 are still missing after a massive landslide hit the province of Cauca, southwestern Columbia early Sunday, April 21, 2019.

The event took place in a remote mountainous area in Rosas municipality after several days of heavy rain.

Colombia's disaster relief agency said a large part of the mountain broke off, burying at least 8 houses. At least 8 people have been killed but the death toll could rise-  search and rescue operations continue as several people remain missing.

Local media reports mention at least 25 people still buried.

A massive pile of debris has also blocked a stretch of the Pan-American Highway.

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