Ascienden a 200 los muertos por avalancha en Colombia (+Fotos)

Handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office showing soldiers carrying a corpse following mudslides caused by heavy rains, in Mocoa, Putumayo department, on April 1, 2017.
Mudslides in southern Colombia -caused by the rise of the Mocoa River and three tributaries- have claimed at least 16 lives and injured some 65 people following recent torrential rains, the authorities said.   / AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO /  EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
1 de abril, 2017 - 8:01 pm
Francys Medrano / [email protected] ( con información de AFP

La tragedia es de «gran dimensión» y que «las cifras (de muertos y heridos) están subiendo enormemente y a una velocidad impresionante»

Foto: AFP

A más de 200 asciende el número de muertos por una masiva avalancha en el sur de Colombia, que además deja centenares de heridos y desaparecidos, informó este sábado la Cruz Roja Colombiana (CRC).

«El último reporte son 206 personas fallecidas, 202 heridos, 220 desaparecidos, 300 familias afectadas, 17 barrios con mayor afectaciones y 25 viviendas totalmente destruidas», dijo a AFP César Urueña, director de Socorro de la CRC, sobre la tragedia ocurrida la noche del viernes en el selvático municipio de Mocoa.

Más temprano Urueña, sostuvo que la tragedia es de «gran dimensión» y que «las cifras (de muertos y heridos) están subiendo enormemente y a una velocidad impresionante», afirmó.

«Anoche llovió 130 milímetros, usualmente en un mes llueve aquí 400 milímetros. Qué quiere decir eso, que el 30% de la lluvia de un mes se produjo anoche y eso precipitó una creciente súbita de varios ríos (…) y eso produjo una avalancha», afirmó el presidente colombiano Juan Manuel Santos.

El afluente del río se mezcló con lodo y «materiales» de las calles, como residuos y basuras, y provocó el desastre, apuntó Urueña.

«Es una tragedia sin precedentes, (hay) cientos de familias que aún no encontramos, barrios desaparecidos», dijo la gobernadora de Putumayo, Sorrel Aroca, a W Radio.

Las aguas se llevaron por delante varias viviendas, postes de energía, vehículos, árboles y destruyeron al menos dos puentes, agregó el Ejército, cuyos soldados apoyan las labores de rescate y socorro.

 

Handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office showing people helping to carry a woman after mudslides following heavy rains, in Mocoa, Putumayo department, on April 1, 2017. Mudslides in southern Colombia -caused by the rise of the Mocoa River and three tributaries- have claimed at least 16 lives and injured some 65 people following recent torrential rains, the authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office showing rescuers carrying a woman after mudslides caused by heavy rains, in Mocoa, Putumayo department, on April 1, 2017. Mudslides in southern Colombia -caused by the rise of the Mocoa River and three tributaries- have claimed at least 16 lives and injured some 65 people following recent torrential rains, the authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office showing the corpse of a man caught in a mudslide caused by heavy rains, in Mocoa, Putumayo department, on April 1, 2017. Mudslides in southern Colombia -caused by the rise of the Mocoa River and three tributaries- have claimed at least 16 lives and injured some 65 people following recent torrential rains, the authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office showing soldiers carrying a corpse following mudslides caused by heavy rains, in Mocoa, Putumayo department, on April 1, 2017. Mudslides in southern Colombia -caused by the rise of the Mocoa River and three tributaries- have claimed at least 16 lives and injured some 65 people following recent torrential rains, the authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office showing soldiers carrying a corpse following mudslides caused by heavy rains, in Mocoa, Putumayo department, on April 1, 2017. Mudslides in southern Colombia -caused by the rise of the Mocoa River and three tributaries- have claimed at least 16 lives and injured some 65 people following recent torrential rains, the authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office showing soldiers searching for victims following mudslides caused by heavy rains, in Mocoa, Putumayo department, on April 1, 2017. Mudslides in southern Colombia -caused by the rise of the Mocoa River and three tributaries- have claimed at least 16 lives and injured some 65 people following recent torrential rains, the authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA / HO / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT AFP PHOTO / EJERCITO DE COLOMBIA - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Palabras clave
, ,

Comente