Colombia Mudslide: 254 dead, 400 injured in Mocoa

April 3, 2017: Flash flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in the city of Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia have claimed lives of at least 254 people and injured more than 400 people.

President Juan Manuel Santos has declared a state of emergency in the region.

More than 1,000 emergency personnel, including soldiers and local police have been deployed to help the rescue efforts.

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