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Six dead after tourist boat sinks in Colombia

A rescue operation is underway in Colombia after a tourist boat with about 150 people on board sank in a reservoir near Medellin. “So far we have three people deceased” and “approximately 30 missing,” police commander Jorge Hernando Nieto said on Sunday. Nieto said that authorities are still in the process …

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Wife Swallows $7,000 In A Bid To Hide It From Her ‘Cheating’ Husband

A jilted wife swallowed $7,000 in US dollars in a desperate bid to hide the cash from her husband after she discovered he had cheated on her. Colombian Sandra Milena Almeida swallowed the rolls of $100 notes in a ‘fit of rage’, according to the surgeons who removed the cash. …

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Lady Arrested With Bags Of Cocaine Claims She Thought She Was Buying Headphones.

The first photos have emerged of a young Australian woman who claims she was tricked into smuggling millions of dollars worth of drugs out of Colombia. Handcuffed and standing behind 5.8 kilograms of cocaine wrapped in black plastic, Cassandra Sainsbury could face 25 years in a South American jail if …

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Man with disabilities falls from rollercoaster in freak accident

A man with disabilities fell from a large rollercoaster before being rushed to hospital. The 36-year-old was filmed at the theme park falling 10 metres from the Krater attraction. Occurring at midday Laureano de Jesus Ospina was meant to be enjoying a day out at the National Coffee Park in the city …

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102 children among 314 killed in Colombia mudslide

More than 102 children were among 314 people killed in the giant mudslide that slammed into the southern Colombian town of Mocoa last week, the government said Friday. The mudslide hit a week ago after heavy rains caused three rivers to flood, sending a sea of mud, boulders and debris …

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Colombian town mourns victims of mudslide


The first victims of the Mocoa landslide have been laid to rest in Colombia. The country’s government said it would dedicate 40,000m pesos ($13.9m; £11.1m) to help rebuild the town, which has no power or running water. About 200 people are still missing but hopes of finding survivors are fading.

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