Flash floods hit Colombia


One person is missing and 20 homes were destroyed after heavy rain caused flash floods in the Magdalena department of northern Colombia.

Floods hit the city of Santa Marta and surrounding areas after more than 75 mm of rain fell in a matter of hours. According to city officials, 5,223 families were affected by the bad weather, including 3,487 families in the inner-city area of Santa Marta.

Several bodies of water around the city burst their banks, including the Manzanares and Guaira rivers in the city and the Guachaca River in the Guachaca district.