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Rescue workers carry a body after a landslide in Rosas southwestern Colombia on Sunday

Rescue workers carry a body after a landslide in Rosas southwestern Colombia on Sunday

Search-and-rescue teams continued looking for anyone who may be trapped.

The country has been battered by downpours for weeks leading to the mudslide.

"In the last two days, we have recovered 28 bodies".

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Local officials in the town of Rosas, in Cauca department confirmed that operatiosn were ongoing to determine the survivors, as the wounded were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical care.

Landslides are common in mountainous Colombia, especially during the rainy season and in areas where precarious informal housing and narrow roadways are constructed on deforested Andean hillsides.

At least 17 people were killed and 13 others were missing due to a mudslide that buried eight houses early Sunday in southwestern Colombia, authorities said.

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Colombian President Ivan Duque sent his condolences via Twitter.

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