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Landslide kills 254 people in Colombia

Landslide kills 254 people in Colombia

Bogota: Colombian Red Cross said on Saturday that at least 254 people were killed in a landslide in southern Colombia's Mocoa city.

The tragedy occurred on Friday night when heavy rains caused rivers to overflow, devastating several neighbourhoods in the provincial capital of Mocoa, Xinhua news agency reported.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos arrived in Mocoa on Saturday morning and ordered immediate assistance to all the affected population.

He said he would send several aircrafts to deliver humanitarian aid for those affected in Mocoa, a city located in the middle of the jungle of the Amazon region.

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