"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.
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.
Sobrevuelo de la zona más afectada por el desbordamiento de los ríos Mulato y Mocoa pic.twitter.com/bJ73pQ3Tec— RCN Radio (@rcnradio) 1 апреля 2017 г.
It was also reported earlier that President Santos went to the affected city to coordinate help for civilians due to the difficult situation.