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Colombia: 1 dies in devastating mudslide




(MENAFN) One woman has died in a late-night mudslide in central Colombia on Sunday that devastated at least 18 homes, according to local media.

Heavy downpours triggered the mudslide in La Palma, a town in central Cundinamarca department where flood waters have covered mostly one-story homes.

The leader of local risk management, German Ribero confirmed:"The mudslide was quite large".

Local residents revealed that they were awakened by what sounded like a thunderclap, followed by ground rattling.

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Colombia: 1 dies in devastating mudslide

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