Red Cross says Colombia landslide death toll rises to 234

The toll rises risen to 234 dead in a violent landslide in Colombia caused by the overflowing of three rivers swollen by torrential rain, the local Red Cross says.

Hardest-hit was the southwestern town of Mocoa, in the Amazon rainforest basin, with the previously reported number of fatalities hitting 206.

People walk through the rubble left by mudslides following heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 1, 2017 (AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO)
People walk through the rubble left by mudslides following heavy rains in Mocoa, Putumayo department, southern Colombia on April 1, 2017 (AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO)

At least 202 people were wounded, more than 100 people missing, 300 families affected and 25 homes destroyed, the Colombian Red Cross says, citing information complied from rescue workers.

— AFP

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