Sunday, April 02, 2017

Death Toll of Massive Landslide in Colombia Rises to 254, President Santos Says

The death toll of massive landslide that in Colombia continues to grow, with country's President Juan Manuel Santos announcing that over 250 people were killed.

The death of toll of the landslide that hit the western Colombian city of Mocoa in the province of Putumayo increased to 254, Santos said citing data provided by police.

"That is a very regrettable number," the president said, as quoted by the RCN Radio broadcaster.

According to the Colombian Red Cross, about 400 people were injured in the landslide, while 220 are missing.

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