Mocoa residents try to recover after mudslide

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By NTD Newsroom
April 4, 2017World News
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Residents of Mocoa are struggling to gather up their belongings and find shelter. A deadly landslide hit Mocoa, killing over 250 and leaving many with no place to find shelter.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has been on the ground supervising recovery efforts. He remained hopeful about progress.

“Here we will continue follow everything that we have been advancing regarding the recovery of Mocoa. Until late last night, we were reviewing all of the issues, the details, the problems—because problems always appear. Today we are going to continue in this work and today we are going to review the perspective of reconstruction of Mocoa. What are these projects that we have to initiate? How they are contracted, how they are going to move forward so that Mocoa and Putumayo recover their normality and end up better than before the disaster.”

The mudslide roared through the city over the weekend, killing 286 people and uprooting homes, rocks, and trees.

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