Latin America

Mudslide sweeps people away after days of heavy rain in Bolivia


A number of people trying to cross a mountain pass in the area of Sucre, Bolivia, were swept away by a sudden mudslide on Sunday.

Footage shows people walking in a line and the moment they realized the mudslide began, as they attempted to scurry back onto safe and solid ground. Some can be seen being swept away in the mudslide, though no casualties have yet been reported.

The disaster occurred after three days of intense rains in the area and a day after another mudslide buried a half dozen cars off a highway, killing at least 11 people.

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