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Floods and landslides leave at least 3 dead, hundreds affected in Colombia

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Heavy rain has been impacting several departments in Colombia over the past days, causing floods and landslides that left at least three fatalities and hundreds of residents affected, the Civil Defense reported.

The three victims lost their lives after heavy downpours triggered a landslide that in Florencia, Caqueta Department, on April 5.

Floodwaters swept through parts of the Cundinamarca Department, while more than 70 people were affected as the severe weather damaged their homes in El Rosal municipality.

On April 3, severe flooding in Quipama, Boyaca Department, damaged 65 houses and destroyed two others, affecting a total of 325 people. Five residents sustained injuries.

In Risaralda Department, flash flooding from April 2 impacted the municipalities of Pereira and Dosquebradas, damaging more than 40 homes.

Several other landslides were also reported in parts of Bogota. Between April 1 and 5, two separate landslides in the city damaged four homes, affecting at least 35 people.

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