Deaths in Colombia's mudslide tragedy likely to exceed 300

Posted April 2, 2017 2:25 pm by Editor

Deaths in Colombia's mudslide tragedy likely to exceed 300

(Vatican Radio)  Pope Francis is praying for the victims of Colombia`s mudslide tragedy,  grieving relatives and also for those involved in the ongoing rescue operation.

James Blears reports, the eventual death toll is likely to exceed 300, with more than 400 injured.

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The City of Mocoa, in Colombia`s South Western Region of Putumayo, has been devastated by a sea of mud and rocks after torrential rain caused a river to burst its banks and mud to drown and suffocate many of its inhabitants. 

The Red Cross, Armed Forces and other specialist services, have been working around the clock since the disaster stuck

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