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    Rescuers Pull Bodies from Colombia Mudslide


    by NTDTelevision

    Rescue workers in northwest Colombia begin pulling bodies from the ground, after a deadly mudslide left dozens missing earlier this week.

    Rescuers in Colombia continue searching for victims of a mudslide in the mountainous northwest of the Andean nation.

    They pull 1 body from the mud--but about 30 people are still believed to be missing in the area.

    [Gilberto Mazo, Rescuer]:
    "Fortunately we implemented a new technique since yesterday which is to wash down the earth with high pressure hoses. We are able to get to about six meters deep and found this first victim. We believe there are others in the same area."

    The disaster struck after heavy rains early in the week battered the region, some 155 miles northwest of the capital Bogota.

    Residents and rescue workers said that a group of people had been changing buses in an effort to get across a first landslide when a larger collapse buried them.

    Bad weather has hampered rescue efforts, and authorities have ruled out the possibility of finding survivors.