Colombia

Nine dead after Colombia tourist boat sinks in reservoir

Nine people died and 28 are missing after a multi-decked tourist boat carrying about 170 passengers sank in Colombia's Penol-Guatape reservoir on Sunday during the long holiday weekend, a government official said, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Reuters. Officials did not disclose

Colombia landslides: More than 100 die as Putumayo suffers heavy rain, state of emergency declared

Hours of heavy rains overnight caused rivers to burst their banks, flooding homes with mud in Putumayo province, Joinfo.com reports with reference to the BBC. An unknown number of people are missing. One army officer said the main local hospital was struggling

Five killed in cargo plane crash on takeoff in Columbia

The cargo aircraft was going to the Colombian capital Bogota. It crashed at the takeoff from the German Olano airport in Colombia, near the Venezuelan border, as it overshot the runway and smashed into a fence. It happened last night at 17:23

Colombia plane crash: jet ran out of fuel

The civil aviation authority confirmed Bolivian pilot Miguel Quiroga's final words to the control tower at Medellin's airport on a crackly audio obtained by Colombian media, Reuters reports. "When we arrived at the accident site and were able to inspect the remains

Plane carrying 81 people crashes in Colombia mountainous area

A plane, carrying 81 passengers including the Brazilian football team Chapecoense Real, believed to have come down in a mountainous area outside Medellin shortly before midnight local time, according to Sky News. Colombia declared emergency. Colombia's civil aviation association said rescuers were