The Americas

At least 7 dead, 20 missing in Colombia landslides

  • Residents work to unearth a house destroyed during a landslide in Manizales, Colombia, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. At least seven people are dead after intense rains provoked several landslides in a mountainous, coffee-growing part of Colombia. Authorities say the landslides happened early Wednesday after the city received the equivalent of one month’s rain over the course of a night. (AP Photo/Maria Luisa Garcia)

    Residents work to unearth a house destroyed during a landslide in Manizales, Colombia, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. At least seven people are dead after intense rains provoked several landslides in a mountainous, coffee-growing part of Colombia. Authorities say the landslides happened early Wednesday after the city received the equivalent of one month’s rain over the course of a night. (AP Photo/Maria Luisa Garcia)  (The Associated Press)

  • View of a landslide that destroyed several houses in Manizales, Colombia, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. At least seven people are dead after intense rains provoked several landslides in a mountainous, coffee-growing part of Colombia. (AP Photo/Maria Luisa Garcia)

    View of a landslide that destroyed several houses in Manizales, Colombia, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. At least seven people are dead after intense rains provoked several landslides in a mountainous, coffee-growing part of Colombia. (AP Photo/Maria Luisa Garcia)  (The Associated Press)

  • A home is engulfed in mud in Manizales, Colombia, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. At least seven people are dead after intense rains provoked several landslides in a mountainous, coffee-growing part of Colombia. Authorities say the landslides happened early Wednesday after the city received the equivalent of one month’s rain over the course of a night. (AP Photo/Maria Luisa Garcia)

    A home is engulfed in mud in Manizales, Colombia, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. At least seven people are dead after intense rains provoked several landslides in a mountainous, coffee-growing part of Colombia. Authorities say the landslides happened early Wednesday after the city received the equivalent of one month’s rain over the course of a night. (AP Photo/Maria Luisa Garcia)  (The Associated Press)

At least seven people are dead after intense rains provoked several landslides in a mountainous, coffee-growing part of Colombia.

Authorities say the landslides happened early Wednesday after the city received the equivalent of one month's rain over the course of a night.

According to the Red Cross, about 20 people remain missing and at least five injured.

President Juan Manuel Santos' office says he will be visiting the disaster zone Wednesday.

The incident happened less than three weeks after three rivers overflowed in a city near the Andean nation's southern border, leaving more than 300 dead.