More than 270 dead in Colombia mudslides

The Colombian government declared a state of economic emergency in the town of Mocoa in southern Colombia, after mudslides left more than 270 people dead, including 43 children. “We have the toll of the people who have unfortunately died,” said President Juan Manuel Santos, as he revisited the scene of Friday’s disaster. The president said reconstruction would begin, dismissing risks of further mudslides, but he warned that the country faces rainy weather until June.

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