Lonely Planet Writer

Thousands of Colombians displaced by flooding, 38 dead

Antioquia, Colombia.
Antioquia, Colombia. Image by Pedro Szekely / CC BY-SA 2.0

Landslides and flooding due to heavy rainfall have placed five states in Colombia on red alert according to the National Disaster Risk Management Unit. At least 38 people have died and 18,000 have been left homeless. The western and northwestern parts of the country have seen the worst damage, particularly in the states of Antioquia, Valle de Cauca, and Cauca. Read more: colombiareports.co