Floods kill 59

Rescue crews worked frantically into the night after flood waters tore through a rural area of north-western Colombia on Monday, leaving 59 people dead, scores missing and hundreds homeless, AFP reports from Bogota. The Taparto river in Antioquia department burst its banks after heavy rains, destroying more than 50 houses and coffee, cane and banana crops near the town of Los Andes, 75 miles from Medellin.