BOGOTA – The death toll rose to five after a river in southwest Colombia overflowed its banks on Tuesday night, according to official information updated on Thursday by Colombian authorities.
There are also three missing and 32 injured from the catastrophe.
Due to heavy rains, the La Paila river overflowed in Corinto municipality, in Cauca department, flooding several neighborhoods of the town of about 32,000 inhabitants.
The Colombian National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) reported on Thursday in a statement that the number of the victims had been raised to five after the bodies of two men were found.
The UNGRD also said that humanitarian aid is being delivered and that 200 families have received food and other items for their daily needs.
According to the statement, the search efforts in the area will resume on Friday.