LANDSLIDES IN COLOMBIA KILL 254 PEOPLE

Bogota, – At least 254 people were killed and hundreds more missing due to heavy mudslides in Colombia, authorities said Sunday.

BBC cited today a statement from the Colombian army saying that there were at least 400 injured and 200 still missing in the capital of Putumayo province. Around 1,100 soldiers and police are involved in the rescue effort.

Heavy rain flooded the city of Mocoa in the country’s south-west with mud and rocks, burying whole neighborhoods and forcing residents to flee their homes. Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos declared a state of emergency in the region and flew in to oversee the rescue effort. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency

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