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Colombia : Heavy Rain, Flood, Landslide : 2017/04/01
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Duration 2017/04/01
Country
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District
Colombia
Name Heavy Rain, Flood, Landslide
Outline 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, 1 April 2017, killing 254 people.

Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Report/Articles
  • Reuters 2017/04/02
    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, 1 April 2017 killing 254 people,
  • ECHO 2017/04/02
    On 1 April 2017 heavy rains during the early morning hours (local time) in Mocoa (Putumayo Department) generated an increase in water levels of three rivers triggering a major landslide with mud and rocks. According to the National Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) the landslide caused the death of 193 people, local media also reports up to 300 people injured and the IFRC a further 220 missing.
Geographycal Data Information
  • ECHO 2017/04/03
    Colombia (Mocoa City) – Mudslide - ECHO Daily Map | 03/04/2017
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