Colombia’s Civil Defense reports that heavy rain has affected several departments in the country over the past few days, causing floods and landslides that damaged homes and killed at least 3 people.
Three deaths were reported after heavy rain caused a landslide in Florence, the capital of the Caqueta department, on April 5, 2021. As a result of the landslide, the building collapsed, killing 3 residents.
Landslides have also been reported in parts of the capital, Bogotá. At least 35 people were injured and 4 houses were damaged in 2 separate landslides in the city from April 1 to 5.
Severe flooding in Kipama, Boyaca Department, on April 3, damaged 65 houses, destroyed 2 more and affected a total of 325 residents. Five people were injured.
Meanwhile, in the Risaralda department, stormy weather, including heavy rain and flash flooding that began on 2 April, has affected the municipalities of Pereira and Doskebradas. More than 40 houses were damaged.
The flooding also affected parts of the Cundinamarca department. On 5 April, more than 70 people were affected by floods in the municipality of El Rosal.