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Mudslide kills more than 250 people in Colombia

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A Mudslide which resulted from heavy rainfall in Colombia has claimed the lives of over 250 people and hundreds are still missing. The landslide which took place in the southwestern border province of Putumayo was said to have sent debris and mud crashing into houses overnight. The number of those injured far outweighs that of those killed in the devastating mudslide.

Initially government officials had the number of deaths at 120 but that number has since doubled. It was reported that heavy rains also caused several rivers to overflow and thereby pushing sediment onto buildings and roads in the provincial capital of Mocoa. The situation is even worst as some roads and bridges have been washed away, making rescue effort very difficult.