Aftermath of Colombia’s tragic mudslide
Between March 31th and April 1st, strong rains caused the overflowing of the Mocoa, Mulato and Sancoyaco rivers in Mocoa, the capital city of the department of Putumayo. Rocks, trees and mud drag 17 neighborhood, destroying completely 5 of them. The avalanche destroyed the electricity power and the acqueduct, leaving Mocoa with no light, no water and no communication with other areas in the Putumayo department during 2 days. Colombian army, police, civil defense, Red Cross and international cooperations are working together building accomodations for hundreds of people displaced, rescuing bodies and looking for survivals.