rescue agencies reported the finding of the third fatality of the mass movement that occurred on May 18 in the village of Laureles in the municipality of Santa Fe de Antioquia, west of the department.
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According to the Antioquia Risk Management Administrative Department (Dagran), the body found corresponds to that of Carlos Enrique Benítez, husband of María Laurencia Rivera72, who was also buried after the collapse and her body was recovered the day before.
“We have achieved with the binomials of canines mark some points that have effectively been giving results according to the work we are already doing rescue with yellow machinery and dump trucks”, said Felipe Pardo, mayor of the municipality.
Operating entities report the discovery of Don Carlos Enrique Benítez, the third lifeless body that was missing due to mass movement in the Laureles corregimiento, Santa Fe de Antioquia. The search for the missing room continues. Solidarity and strength. pic.twitter.com/hdKH6QbkEy
– Dagran Antioquia (@DagranAntioquia) May 23, 2022
The official stated that advance in a constant monitoring of the territory through a Unified Command Post (PMU)since the climate in the area is rainy, which produces instability in the terrain and the suspension of the search work as a precaution.
However, he pointed out that in the first hours of this May 24 work is expected to restart to find the fourth and last body of the people buried by the collapse.
so far this year 28 people have lost their lives due to events associated with the rains: 14 due to torrential flood, 8 due to mass movement, 1 due to flooding, 1 due to electrical storm, 1 due to falling tree, and 3 due to sudden flooding.