Floods affect 1.500 families in Cúcuta, Colombia

Authorities reported that eight people are missing and six have died.

The Mayor’s Office of Cúcuta, Colombia, reported that due to the overflow of the La Tonchalá stream, at least 1.500 families have been affected by heavy rains and floods.

According to the publications shared by the local administration on its Twitter account, 77 homes were completely destroyed as a result of the flood that occurred.

Subsequently, it was revealed that as of Wednesday eight people are missing while six have died, of which three were members of the same family.

«According to reports from the authorities, there are eight disappeared in this neighborhood and 77 houses totally destroyed,» said the Cúcuta Mayor’s Office on its Twitter account.

The risk authorities detailed that they evacuated people from nearby neighborhoods, providing primary care to families affected by the natural phenomenon.

It was pointed out that about 237 members of control agencies are attending disasters, including members of the Fire Department, Civil Defense, Police, Army and Red Cross.

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