Following heavy rainfalls and mudslides in Southern Colombia, the death toll is rising. Relatives are traveling to the region to search for their loved ones - not knowing whether they are dead or alive.
The people of Mocoa are in shock. The disaster there has claimed around 300 lives, and the full extent of the devastation is only just starting to become apparent. Meanwhile, the media are celebrating a hero.
Rescue crews searched for survivors after mudslides devastated areas of southern Colombia, killing at least 200 people. Triggered by sudden, heavy storms, mud and water swept away hundreds of homes.
Rescue teams were searching through the debris in the Colombian town of Mocoa, where hundreds were killed in a landslide and many bodies remain buried under the mud. The president pledged that the town would be rebuilt.
At least 234 people have died from mudslides in Colombia as rescue crews scramble to find survivors. The death toll is expected to rise.
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