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Colombia Mudslide: Death toll surges to 234, rescue operations on

The Death Toll From A Deadly Landslide In The Colombian Town Of Mocoa Has Risen To 234 On Sunday Said The Colombian Red Cross. However, It Was Unclear How Many People Were Still Missing.

PTI | Updated on: 02 Apr 2017, 09:09:02 PM
Colombia Mudslide: Death toll surges to 234, rescue operation continues


The death toll from a deadly landslide in the Colombian town of Mocoa has risen to 234 on Sunday said the Colombian Red Cross. However, it was unclear how many people were still missing.

Rescuers prying through piles of rocks and wooden planks left by floodwaters from three rivers that surged through a Colombian city vowed to continue the rescue work by 24 hours.

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Hardest-hit was the southwestern town of Mocoa, in the Amazon rainforest basin, with the previously reported number of fatalities hitting 206.

At least 202 people were wounded, more than 100 people missing, 300 families affected and 25 homes destroyed, the Colombian Red Cross said, citing information compiled from rescue workers.

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First Published : 02 Apr 2017, 08:54:00 PM