Landslide has blocked the road between Pereira and Quibdó

Landslide has blocked the road between Pereira and Quibdó
Landslide has blocked the road between Pereira and Quibdó

The landslide occurred on Sunday morning and fortunately there were no injuries or victims. The total closure is maintained and affects the return operation this Monday, May 13.

Once again, a landslide – which fortunately left no injuries or victims – has blocked the road that leads from Pereira, in Risaralda, to Quibdó, capital of Chocó.

The incident occurred this Sunday after in the area known as Taiba, a mountain gave way due to the heavy rains that were falling.

In videos recorded by the drivers and the community of the sector, located between the municipality of Pueblo Rico and the town of Santa Cecilia, the moment is observed when the earth and the rocks of the mountain begin to cover the road, luckily, without that covers a vehicle or home.

However, a long line of vehicles formed on each side of the landslide and many public service vehicle travelers decided to walk over the landslide, putting their integrity at risk in the event of a new landslide.

Caracol Radio indicated that From the Pereira transport terminal, only buses are being dispatched to the municipality of Pueblo Rico.a Risraldense town on the border with Chocó.

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Meanwhile, the National Highway Institute, Invías, maintains the total closure of the road and told travelers that the Medellín – Quibdó road, which would be the alternate route, also has mobility restrictions.

On that road, on January 12, three landslides caused the death of 39 people, several of them children, who were trapped underground.

“Presents itself change to one lane due to slippage on the Quibdó – Medellín road, km 43, 62 and 84, applies in both directions. There is no alternative route,” Invías said on its X account (formerly Twitter).

The landslide on the road between Pereira and Quibdó occurs just a few days after Invías, precisely, opened the tender for the attention of critical sites and emergencies, as well as for maintenance and rehabilitation works of that road corridor.

“These infrastructure works will allow us to address critical points and emergency situations that may arise during 2024 on the Quibdó – Pereira road. Likewise, it contemplates maintenance and rehabilitation works of the road corridor, which will benefit nearly 1.5 million inhabitants of the departments of Chocó and Risaralda,” explained Invías.

The project has an investment of 18.5 billion pesos.

The authorities insist that drivers travel with caution along this road and in general through all corridors in the country in the midst of the return operation on May 13.

With information from El Colombiano*

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