Passengers Cheat Death As Landslide Sweeps Bus Away

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCEN

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This is the moment a group of bus passengers cheat death as they dodge a huge landslide at the last minute as it sweeps their vehicle away down a hill.

The incident took place in a rural area of the municipality of Florencia, in the southwestern Colombian department of Caqueta when the bus running from El Danubio, to Caqueta, Garzon and Uila was stuck in mud on the road.

In the video recorded by a passenger, two people can be standing by the bus when onlookers begin shouting. A huge landslide can then be seen thundering down the mountainside towards them and the group of stranded passengers rush to safety.

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The landslide can be seen sweeping the bus down the hillside as a man helps pull one of the women to safety.

Local media report three people suffered light injuries in the incident which left the bus completely destroyed.

The bus was said to be carrying a shipment of lulo, a subtropical fruit grown by farmers and often used in juices.

Local media report the Florencia-Suaza road in the same department was also blocked by a landslide, leaving hundreds of bus passengers in Florencia stranded in the station, with other alternative routes also blocked by landslides which are all believed to have been caused by rainstorms in the area.

Local authorities have recommended citizens not to travel at night in the area.

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