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Many killed, injured in mudslide in west Colombia

Heavy rains caused a mudslide to sweep through a residential area in a western Colombian town on Tuesday morning, killing at least 14 people and injuring 35 others, authorities said. Early morning rains triggered a landslide on a mountain in west-central Risaralda province, burying several houses in the poor municipality of Dosquebradas. The disaster relief agency released a photo showing a gap in the lush vegetation following the mudslide. Rescue teams said they feared further mudslides could cause a dam to form on the nearby Otun River, exacerbating the disaster. Several families living near the river have been evacuated due to the risk of flooding.

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