At least 48 dead, dozens injured in Colombia landslide

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BOGOTA A landslide sent mud and water crashing onto homes in a town in Colombia’s northwest mountains on Monday, killing at least 48 people and injuring dozens, officials said. “The earth slid into the course of the La Liboriana ravine, then the dammed water caused an avalanche which destroyed everything in its path” in Salgar in Antioquia department, regional police commander Jose Angel Mendoza said in an interview. “We have 48 bodies in the morgue; 27 injured people have been attended to and the search for various missing people continues,” Carlos Ivan Marquez, the director of the national disaster unit, told journalists. Rescue teams, including search dogs, were being mobilized in the…

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