Salgar, Colombia - Colombian rescuers on Tuesday continued searching for victims of a landslide that sent torrents of water and mud crashing onto a neighbourhood in the town of Salgar, killing 78 people and injuring dozens in the worst disaster of its kind for a decade.
Rescue efforts using search dogs resumed at dawn after being suspended overnight to find a still unknown number of people missing since the landslide occurred in the early hours of Monday.
The national disaster unit said in a statement that 78 were killed and at least 40 others had been treated for injuries. The homes of more than 500 people were destroyed or damaged.
Heavy rains caused a landslide into the La Liboriana ravine, blocking it off and causing an overflow that destroyed the neighbourhood below, the country's worst landslide since 2005.