Massive landslide severs one of Colombia’s main traffic arteries

May 18, 2011BOGOTA — Colombia’s capital Bogota has been cut off from a large part of the northeast of the country after a landslide destroyed a bridge connecting the capital with the city of Bucaramanga Tuesday evening. According to media reports, the landslide took place 15 miles south of Bucaramanga and has disconnected Bogota to Bucaramanga, Cucuta and forces travelers to the Caribbean city of Barranquilla to take a large detour. The landslide reportedly did not only destroy the bridge, but also a police post and swept away a motorbike and a car. Media reports are contradictory about injuries. According to newspaper El Espectador no injures were reported, while Caracol Radio reported 15 people were injured. Construction workers were sent to the scene to reopen the highway. The Bucaramanga – Bogota highway is the second to be destroyed by a landslide this week. On Monday, Bucaramanga was cut off with the city of Barrancabermeja and Medellin because of another landslide.The landslides are caused by torrential rains that have hit Colombia almost non-stop since the first quarter of last year. The floods and landslides following these rains have cripled the country’s transport infrastructure. –Colombia Reports
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3 Responses to Massive landslide severs one of Colombia’s main traffic arteries

  1. David says:

    I say we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg,you must see past the tip,to see and understand what lies beneath/ahead as the Titanic did not see,when we see the whole iceberg thats when tshtf as some say. Time will tell very soon.

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  2. Virginia Helies (Gen) says:

    I am beginning to think that all these landslides are not solely from all the rain. Look and see how many areas having these landslides have also recently had quakes.

    Colombia and other parts of South America, California, south eastern Canada, Philippines, Indonesia and even Bowen in North Queensland Australia to mention a few.

    I think we might be extremely horrified if we could see exactly what is taking place deeper down in our earth.

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  3. Xavier says:

    Maria Esperanza, a Christian seer from Venezuela had rightly said decades ago that the earth crust has become weak.

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