Search for bus passengers buried in mudslide in Colombia

A landslide on a road in the province of Risaralda in western Colombia has killed at least three people and buried dozens more. A bus full of passengers was among several vehicles buried under mud and rocks, which tumbled down a hillside following heavy rains.

One of the passengers helped his wife and two children escape from the bus before he was buried and died.

Rescuers are using heavy machinery to try to dislodge the mud.

The landslide happened in the early hours of Sunday morning local time on the road leading to the northern province of Chocó.

Witnesses said an intercity bus, a jeep, and a motorbike had stopped on the road because of a car accident further ahead when part of the hillside collapsed on top of them.

The bus is thought to have had two drivers and 25 passengers on board.

Colombian President Gustavo Petro wrote on Twitter that nine people had been rescued and more than 20 were still missing.



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