Landslides in Colombia’s northwestern area of Choco have killed at least 37 people, authorities from the Prosecutor’s Office told CNN en Espanol on Saturday.
The latest report did not say how many had been injured.
“We are experiencing a very sad weekend for Choco,” Governor Nubia Carolina Cordoba Curi said. “Our people feel the pain of the victims. I will not rest until I make sure that all Chocoans have information about their relatives.”
The landslides came down on a road between the cities of Quibdo and Medellin, Colombia’s Vice President Francia Marquez said Friday on X, after the area endured 24 hours of heavy rainfall.
At least 17 bodies have also been transferred to Medellin for forensic examination, authorities said.