The death toll from flooding and mudslides in Colombia exceeded 250

In Colombia in the floods and mudslides killed at least 254 people. About it reports Reuters. Earlier it was reported 154 victims.

In addition, about 400 people were injured, 200 missing.

In the disaster area was the town of Mocoa, capital of the southwestern province of Putumayo. Heavy rains led to the fact that the rivers overflowed. Houses and cars were flooded with water, mud, rocks and debris.

To search and rescue operations in 17 districts involved more than 1,100 soldiers and police. In mocoa, President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos.