Deadly landslides in the municipality of Salgar, Colombia

A deadly landslide hit the municipality of Salgar, Colombia, at about 3:00 AM on Monday, killing at least 62 people. Heavy rains caused the Liboriana River to flood, triggering the landslide. The neighbourhood of Santa Margarita was almost entirely swept away.

Advice For Travellers

Those travelling or backpacking in Colombia should avoid the municipality of Salgar. Roads have been washed out, and areas have been left with no power, potable water or gas.