Summarized by Kent Larsen
Quake in Colombia kills 1,000
Deseret News 26Jan99
By Glenn Guilbeau: Advocate sportswriter
6.0 temblor topples buildings in the heartland
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - The LDS Church indicated yesterday that all LDS
Church missionaries serving in Columbia are safe, in spite of a 6.0 quake
that hit Armenia, Columbia on Monday killing at least 1,000. Missionaries in
the Cali Columbia Mission have a week's supply of food and water.
However, one member of the LDS Church, a mother of two children, was killed
in the quake. An LDS chapel was also damaged.
To help 300 members left homeless as a result of the quake, three other LDS
meeting houses are being used as shelters. The Mission is also sending food,
clothing and other essentials to needy church members and others.