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Hill collapse in Bolivian capital ruins 150 homes

 A panoramic view of an area of the Valle de Flores neighborhood in La Paz, Bolivia, where around 100 houses collapsed due to a landslide triggered by...
 People try to recover their belongings after a a landslide triggered by heavy rains destroyed around 100 houses at the neighborhood of Valle de Flore...
 People recover belongings after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, destroyed around 100 houses at the Valle de Flores neighborhood in La Paz, Bol...
 A firefighter and a man walk along a damaged road after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, destroyed around 100 houses at the neighborhood of Val...
 People walk next to an area where around 100 houses were destroyed after a landslide was triggered by heavy rains at the Valle de Flores neighborhood...
 People try to recover their belongings after a landslide triggered by heavy rains, destroyed around 100 houses at the Valle de Flores neighborhood in...
 A man carries a wooden wardrobe along a damaged road after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, destroyed around 100 houses at the Valle de Flores ...

Bolivia Landslide

A panoramic view of an area of the Valle de Flores neighborhood in La Paz, Bolivia, where around 100 houses collapsed due to a landslide triggered by...

Bolivia Landslide

People try to recover their belongings after a a landslide triggered by heavy rains destroyed around 100 houses at the neighborhood of Valle de Flore...

Bolivia Landslide

People recover belongings after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, destroyed around 100 houses at the Valle de Flores neighborhood in La Paz, Bol...

Bolivia Landslide

A firefighter and a man walk along a damaged road after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, destroyed around 100 houses at the neighborhood of Val...

Bolivia Landslide

People walk next to an area where around 100 houses were destroyed after a landslide was triggered by heavy rains at the Valle de Flores neighborhood...

Bolivia Landslide

People try to recover their belongings after a landslide triggered by heavy rains, destroyed around 100 houses at the Valle de Flores neighborhood in...

Bolivia Landslide

A man carries a wooden wardrobe along a damaged road after a landslide, triggered by heavy rains, destroyed around 100 houses at the Valle de Flores ...

Heavy rains caused a hilltop to collapse in a poor neighborhood of the Bolivian capital Sunday, cracking roads, destroying at least 150 homes and burying people's belongings under mud and debris.
There were no fatalities despite the significant material damage in the barrio of Callapa, said La Paz Mayor Luis Revilla.
People began evacuating late Saturday when the hill started sliding and cracks appeared in streets and homes, Revilla said. It collapsed completely overnight.
By day, residents scrambled over unstable terrain to try to rescue furniture and other possessions from the muck. But continued slides brought down more homes and made salvage efforts dangerous.
Slides are common in this mountain city about 11,900 feet (3,640 meters) above sea level, where another hill collapse a little over a week ago destroyed 20 homes.
Torrential rains have caused flooding and slides around much of the country in recent weeks, killing at least 44 people according to official reports.


Updated : 2021-10-19 20:17 GMT+08:00