Death toll increases after gigantic landslide cuts the Medellin-Bogota highway in two

The death toll is increasing every hours after a gigantic landslide cut off the Medellin-Bogota highway in two on October 26, 2016.

The mountain collapsed in the jurisdiction of Copacabana. So far six deaths have been reported.

At least 6 people have been found dead after a giant landslide buried some cars at kilometer 13 of the Bogota-Medellin highway Wednesday morning.

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Four other people have been injured and taken to nearby hospitals. It is unknown how many are still trapped in the mud.

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The landslide completely blocked the 4 lanes of the road with mud and rocks. According to officials, at least 50,000 cubic meters of earth fell on the two roads stopping vehicular traffic in the area.

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A team of about 100 rescuers are searching on-site. But officials say there is only a small chance to recover living people from the landslide.

The recovery of the bodies was estimated to last one to four days while deblocking the road will at least last a week.

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Although still unknown, the cause of the landslide could be linked to the exploitation of a nearby quarry, which continued to operate despite having closure order.

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Dramatic situation in Colombia right now!

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