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Colombia landslide kills at least 112

Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 00:49

A landslide in Colombia's southwestern border province of Putumayo kills over a hundred people and injures at least 120 after heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Colombian President, Juan Manuel Santos, traveled to the southwestern border province of Putumayo on Saturday (April 1), where a landslide overnight sent mud and debris crashing onto houses, killing 112 people and injuring at least 120. Santos said the area had seen 130 millimeters of rain over night, roughly thirty percent of the usual rain levels seen in the region in a whole month. The rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment onto buildings and roads in the provincial capital of Mocoa. Local police said earlier on Saturday that 93 bodies had been recovered. The disaster response unit said 120 people were injured. Two bridges also were destroyed, authorities said. Heavy rains and a mountainous landscape regularly cause landslides in the Andean country.

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Colombia landslide kills at least 112

Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 00:49