Colombia landslide death toll rises

Eruption of Mount Huila triggers avalanches killing at least ten people.

    The Colombian president ordered the air force to supply towns cut off by the avalanches [AFP]
     

    Nine people were also injured after bridges were destroyed and people became trapped in their towns.

    One rescuer tells the radio that food supplies are dwindling in one town.

    Alvaro Uribe, the Colombian president, surveyed the damage on Friday and ordered the air force to supply towns cut off by the avalanches.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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