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Colombia

Heavy rains cause devastating landslides in Colombia

4 Apr 2017, WMO

The causes of the landslides that began in the early morning of April 1 in the Amazonian region of Colombia are diverse. They are linked to extreme weather events, combined with deforestation and inadequate and clandestine land use.





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