Video: The moment a large landslide occurred in Colombia

Heavy rains in northwestern Colombia have resulted in a landslide that claimed the lives of at least 33 individuals, according to official reports

The incident occurred on a busy municipal road connecting the cities of Quibdó and Medellín, claiming the lives of mostly children, according to initial reports.

The catastrophe unfolded on Friday afternoon when a mudslide struck the area, burying several vehicles that had come to a halt due to an earlier avalanche blocking the highway between Medellín and Quibdó.

A witness-recorded video captured the horrifying moment when the mountain collapsed, trapping occupants and vehicles under the debris.

The tragic incident unfolded in the afternoon, burying several vehicles that were halted on the road due to an earlier avalanche that had blocked the highway between Medellín and Quibdó, the capital of Chocó.

The region, particularly the department of Chocó, which borders the Pacific Ocean and boasts vast tropical forests, has experienced relentless heavy rainfall in the past 24 hours.

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