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Avalanche Of Mud And Water Kills More Than 125 In Colombian City

Colombia's president declared a state of emergency in Mocoa, where at least 200 people are missing after overflowing rivers swept through homes and killed residents while they slept.
MOCOA, COLOMBIA - APRIL 01: (----EDITORIAL USE ONLY MANDATORY CREDIT - 'COLOMBIAN ARMY (EJERCITO NACIONAL) / HANDOUT' - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS----) Colombian soldiers evacuate the victims of a deadly landslide that happened following heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo Colombia on April 01, 2017. At least 112 people dead and many others wounded and lost due to the landslide. (Photo by Colombian Army (Ejercito Nacional) / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A sudden avalanche of mud and water tore through the Colombian city of Mocoa on Friday night, killing scores of people while they slept. The Colombian Red Cross reports

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