Colombia landslide kills 154 on city outskirts, scores injured

Colombia landslide kills 154 on city outskirts, scores injuredBy Julia Symmes Cobb and Nelson Bocanegra BOGOTA (Reuters) – A landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing at least 154 people and injuring scores, officials said on Saturday. Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads in the provincial capital of Mocoa and immobilizing cars in several feet of mud. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos flew to Mocoa, population 345,000, to oversee rescue efforts on the city outskirts and speak with affected families.



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