In Colombia, at least 250 people died and hundreds are missing after heavy rain flooded the city of Mocoa in the country’s southwest with mud and rocks.
Security forces said, they are searching for the missing people and more than 1000 soldiers and police are involved in the rescue effort. The flood buried whole neighbourhoods and forced residents to flee their homes.
An army statement said, there were at least 400 injured and 200 still missing in the capital of Putumayo province. President Juan Manuel Santos declared a state of emergency in the region and flew in to oversee the rescue effort.