More than 200 dead, many missing in Colombia mudslides

( CNN) Rescuers in south Colombia were scrambling Sunday to reach more than 100 people who are missing after ravaging mudslides tore through entire communities.

Hundreds are reported dead after torrential rainfalls Friday night stimulated three rivers surrounding Mocoa, in Putumayo province, to overflow — sending a deluge of clay surging through the city.

Reports of the exact number of those killed in the rocky, remote field diversify. The Colombian military did at least 254 are dead and around 400 more disabled. The Red Cross reports 234 demises and said that 158 people were missing.A police officer was among the victims, federal officials pronounced.

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