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Rain, Hailstones And Ice Covered Bogota (Photos)

Photos Juan Diego Buitrago / EL TIEMPO. Barrio La Fragua.
Photos Juan Diego Buitrago / EL TIEMPO. Barrio La Fragua.

 

TODAY CCOLOMBIA – Damaged roofs,  fallen trees, collapsed roads and destroyed power lines were the ravages left by Sunday’s hailstorm that hit some neighborhoods of Bogotá.

The most affected were Santa Isabel, La Fragua and El Restrepo.

The Bogota Fire Department reported that rainfall “generated water depths of between 15 and 20 inches accompanied by ice”. However, no cases of gravity are presented.

The first census said at least 500 homes were affected.

Late into the night Sunday, backhoes worked on the streets to remove the ice.

Among the most serious events was at a parking lot where the roof collapsed and trapping four adults and three children, rescued by firefigthers.

Photos Juan Diego Buitrago / EL TIEMPO and reader submitted, in Barrio La Fragua.

Photos by COLPRENSA

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