Colombia landslide death toll rises to 234: Red Cross

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Colombia landslide death toll rises to 234: Red Cross

Bogota, Apr 2 (AFP) The toll has risen to 234 dead in a violent landslide in Colombia caused by the overflowing of three rivers swollen by torrential rain, the local Red Cross said today.

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 complied from rescue workers.(AFP)

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