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    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night

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    Post by Lobo Sun 02 Apr 2017, 3:11 pm

    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night

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    Apr 2, 2017



    Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses in the early hours of Saturday morning.

    Results: 254 people dead, hundreds of injured and terrified residents scrambling to evacuate.

    Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads in the capital of southwestern Putumayo province and immobilizing cars in several feet of mud.
    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night Colombia-mudslidevia Reuters
    “It was torrential rainstorm, it got really strong between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.,” said local resident Mario Usale, 42, who was looking for his father-in-law in the debris.
    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night Colombia-mudslide-1via Reuters
    “My mother-in-law was also missing, but we found her alive two kilometers away. She has head injuries, but she was conscious.”
    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night Colombia-mudslide-2via Reuters
    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos flew to Mocoa, population 345,000, to oversee rescue efforts on the city outskirts and speak with affected families.
    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night Colombia-mudslide-3via Reuters
    “We will do everything possible to help them,” Santos said after confirming the death toll. “It breaks my heart.”
    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night Colombia-mudslide-4via Reuters
    The army said in a statement that 254 people were killed, 400 people had been injured and 200 were missing. More than 1,100 soldiers and police officers were called in to help dig people out in 17 affected neighborhoods. Santos gave a lower death toll of 193 via Twitter.
    Even in a country where heavy rains, a mountainous landscape and informal construction of homes combine to make mud and landslides a common occurrence, the scale of the Mocoa disaster was daunting compared to recent tragedies, like a 2015 landslide that killed nearly 80 people in Salgar, Antioquia. Colombia’s deadliest landslide, the 1985 Armero disaster, left more than 20,000 dead.
    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night Colombia-mudslide-5via Reuters
    “It’s a big area,” Mocoa Mayor Jose Antonio Castro, who lost his house, told Caracol radio on Saturday. “A big portion of the many houses were just taken by the avalanche.”
    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night Colombia-mudslide-6via Reuters
    He said that people were warned ahead of time and many were able to get out, but several neighborhoods and two bridges had been destroyed.
    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night Colombia-mudslide-7via Reuters
    Weather authorities said light rains were expected in the area on Saturday night and Sunday.
    254 dead after monster mudslide and flooding devastate Mocoa, Colombia at night Colombia-mudslide-8via Reuters
    Photos posted on Twitter by the air force showed neighborhood streets filled with mud and damaged houses, while videos on social media showed residents searching for survivors in the debris and struggling to move through waist-high water during the night.
    http://strangesounds.org/2017/04/254-dead-mocoa-colombia-mudslide-flooding-video-pictures.html

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