Heavy rain fell on Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
Colombian authorities have confirmed the death of three children after a landslide hit a school in the municipality of Andes in the Department of Antioquia.
“17 students are safe, three minors are dead and two are under medical observation,” said Juan Pablo Lopez, Regional and Departmental Secretary for Sustainable and Regenerative Regional Development of Antioquia.
“With all our solidarity and support,” Lopez said on her Twitter account.
For his part, the mayor of Andes, Carlos Alberto Osorio, explained that the five minors, who are recovering at the San Rafael hospital, are “stable”.
Andes municipality in southwestern Antioquia was hit by heavy rain Wednesday night. This Thursday the water level caused a landslide that buried the La Lejía Education Center in Tapartó corregimiento.
19 minors have been rescued alive in the day’s relief operations involving 200 people between community and operational agencies.
For his part, Mayor Osorio explained that “a teacher and a mother who always accompanied the work of the school cafeteria, fortunately came out alive.”
For his part, Antioquia Governor Aníbal Gaviria said work continues with machines to clear the landslide. Meanwhile, operations are being coordinated with job agencies, relief agencies, hospitals and the general force.
With more than 200 people, between community and operational agencies, we carry out search and rescue operations in a rural school in Dabarto, Andes. 17 students are safe, 3 boys have died and 2 are under medical observation. Our unity and companionship. pic.twitter.com/2mrUIeGtUx
— Juan Pablo Lopez Cortes (@JPLopezCortes) July 14, 2022
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