Santa Margarita Salgar western Colombia : Massive Landslide Kills At Least 52 In Colombia

Before dawn on Monday, a massive landslide ripped through the municipality of Salgar in western Colombia, killing at least 52 people and injuring 37 others.

Before dawn on Monday, a massive landslide ripped through the municipality of Salgar in western Colombia, killing at least 52 people and injuring 37 others.
Luis Benavides / AP

The landslide hit around 3 a.m. local time, pulling houses and other buildings into the river, the Associated Press reported.

The landslide hit around 3 a.m. local time, pulling houses and other buildings into the river, the Associated Press reported.
Residents look for survivors after and avalanche in Salgar. Luis Benavides / AP

About 18,000 people live in Salgar, which is comprised of four towns.

About 18,000 people live in Salgar, which is comprised of four towns.

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