Colombian authorities announced that a landslide in a mountain in the east of the country cut off the main road with Ecuador for at least a month without causing any injuries.
The news agency AFP quoted Colombian President Gustavo Petro as saying in a statement today, "The only paved road available between southern and central Colombia, which connects us with South America, no longer exists, and the passage of heavy goods vehicles will not resume for a month," noting that the reasons behind the landslide are unknown. Until now.
Petro also announced emergency measures such as the establishment of an air bridge to avoid a shortage of supplies in the region, which has become isolated from the rest of the country, noting that the authorities evacuated 700 people as a precaution.
Since the end of last year, Colombia has been witnessing an exceptionally rainy season, as scientists indicate that climate warming increases the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events.
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