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At least 11 killed in Colombia floods: Red Cross
by Staff Writers
Bogota (AFP) April 19, 2017


Flooding and mudslides in central Colombia have killed at least 11 people, the Red Cross said Wednesday, causing alarm in a country still recovering from recent mudslides that killed hundreds.

At least 20 people are missing after torrential rains lashed the city of Manizales, officials said, raising fears the death toll could soar as it did earlier this month in the southern city of Mocoa.

There, at least 323 people including more than 100 children were killed when heavy rain caused three mountain rivers to flood on March 31, hurling a tidal wave of mud and boulders into the city.

Manizales "is literally cut off by rock slides, mudslides, floods," Mayor Jose Octavio Cardona told local radio stations.

He said the city had been on alert after days of heavy rain, which turned to a torrential downpour overnight.

President Juan Manuel Santos suspended his official agenda to travel to the city, the capital of Caldas department -- which is, like Mocoa, a remote and difficult region to access.

He said on Twitter he had ordered officials from the emergency agency and transport ministries to the city to assess the "grave situation."

Emergency officials said eight neighborhoods had been hit by flooding or mudslides, including one where several homes were buried.

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Death toll at 113 in Peru floods, mudslides; while 6.2 quake rumbles
Lima (AFP) April 18, 2017
The death toll from flooding and mudslides plaguing Peru since the start of the year has risen to 113 people, including five killed last weekend, officials said Tuesday. The natural disasters, which scientists blame on a climate phenomenon called "coastal El Nino," have also left more than 178,000 people homeless, the National Center for Emergency Operations said in its latest update. An ... read more

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