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>> Waking up to devastation, Colombians hit by one of the worst landslides in years. Over 200 people are estimated to have died in the disaster, which hit Mocoa, the capital of the country's, Putumayo province. Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediments onto buildings and roads. Over a thousand soldiers and police drafted in to help with the rescue effort across 17 affected neighborhoods.
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They say at least 400 further people have been injured, and 200 are still missing. And it's not just the human cost, bridges and roads have been destroyed too. With much of the area now unrecognizable, the scale of this disaster is significant, even for a country with very frequent landslides.
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Columbia's deadliest landslide in 1985 was the Armero disaster. It killed more than 20,000 from a single town.