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In Colombia, there was a strong earthquake: there are victims

May 25 2008

In Colombia, near the capital, Bogota, earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale. Despite the fact that the tremors lasted for about 40 seconds, people died.

According to recent figures, the number of earthquake victims in Colombia has reached 6 people. All of them, according to the Interior Ministry, were killed in a crash that occurred on the highway Bogota-Villavicencio. More than 10 people were injured.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the element was located 50 km from the capital. Living in Bogota ran from their homes for fear of their collapse. Some time not working telephone, but significant damage to property were recorded, reports AP.

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