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Landslide kills 7 in central-eastern Colombia

(Xinhua)

10:30, December 06, 2011

BOGOTA, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- At least seven people were killed and one was injured in a landslide Monday in rural areas of Tolima province in central-eastern Colombia, local authorities said.

The landslide hit early in the morning in a village in Herveo municipality, burying a house and killing seven people, said Jaime Diaz, captain of local firefighters.

The seven victims were five women and two girls from the same family, said the captain.

According to Colombia's Risk Management Office, disasters in the ongoing rainy season have left 120 people dead, 21 missing and 105 injured.

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