Bogota

  • Plane crashes in Colombia; 10 believed dead September 7, 2014

    Bogota, Colombia: Colombian officials say a plane crashed in a jungle region of the country and at least 10 people are believed to have died. The director of operations for Colombia's civil aeronautics agency says at least three bodies have been recovered and officials are trying to identify the victims. Col. Juan...
  • Colombian police arrest woman wearing fake baby bump to smuggle drugs September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Colombian police arrested a 28-year-old woman Tabitha Leah Ritchie for trying to smuggle 2 kg cocaine concealed under a false belly which made it look like she was pregnant. Tabitha Leah Ritchie was arrested at the Bogota International Airport. Police officials say the woman is of Canadian origin...
  • Powerful 7-magnitude earthquake rocks Colombia February 9, 2013

    Bogota: A powerful but deep earthquake shook a broad swath of Colombia and Ecuador on Saturday, sending frightened people fleeing into the streets, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or deaths. The US Geological Survey said the 9:16 am (14:16 GMT) quake had a magnitude of 7.0. It...
  • Mudslide kills at least 37 in central Colombia November 8, 2011

    Bogota: A mudslide has killed 37 people in Colombia and buried homes in the central city of Manizales after torrential rains, the government said on Monday. The state-run National System for Disaster Prevention and Attention said 16 people were wounded and another 20 missing. Bulldozers and rescuers worked fast to clear rubble...