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Colombia landslide kills 250 people, 400 more injured
09:34, 2 April 2017
Colombia landslide kills 250 people, 400 more injured

More than 200 people were reported missing

09:34, 2 April 2017

El Heraldo

The number of deaths as a result of landslide in Putumayo province in Colombia rose to 254 people. This was reported by RCN radio station referring to president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos.

El Heraldo

"This is indeed a very heartbreaking figure," Santos commented.

As it is informed, more than 400 people were also injured as a result of landslide, 220 people were reported missing.

RCN Radio

Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads in the capital of southwestern Putumayo province. Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto residential houses. Mocoa city with 45 thousand people remains without electricity. 17 city areas suffered the natural disaster.

RCN Radio

It was also reported earlier that President Santos went to the affected city to coordinate help for civilians due to the difficult situation.

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