Colombia floods

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In November, Colombia declared a state of public calamity in 28 provinces as heavy rains caused flooding and landslides. More than 1.2 million people were affected and at least 135 people died. The amount of rain was said to exceed all historical records.

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In November, Colombia declared a state of public calamity in 28 provinces as heavy rains caused flooding and landslides. More than 1.2 million people were affected and at least 135 people died. The amount of rain was said to exceed all historical records.