Six die in Cerro Colorado landslide

Saturday, September 30 a landslide occurred in Cerro Colorado, in the Ngäbe Buglé region, leaving six dead. Four of the six deceased were children.

According to information from the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc), the group was reported missing as of Saturday night. The landslide was reportedly caused by a rush of water that ran through the Cerro Colorado area after heavy rains.

Reports from the Sinaproc and Joint Task Force indicate that at least 10 people were in their residence when the water generated the landslide that buried part of the structure.
The joint task force personnel were able to rescue two adults and two children Saturday evening. The rescued were transferred to a medical center in the San Félix district of Chiriquí province.

Sunday, October 1 it was reported that the first child was found, who was 13 years old, lifeless. The rest of the deceased, three minors and two adults, was found in the afternoon after 50 officials worked together to search the debris.