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Flooding leaves 50,000 homeless in Colombia

16 Dec -- More than 50,000 residents of northern Colombia remained homeless Monday after the rain-swollen Magdalena River broke through dikes and flooded towns and surrounding areas.

Flooding leaves 50,000 homeless in Colombia

In the town of Plato, the water flooded 4,000 homes and buildings, leaving 40,000 people homeless, Mayor Jose Rosales Cortina told El Tiempo newspaper. The floodwaters washed away 50 houses, he said.

No fatalities have been reported in this weekend's flooding.

"Everything is collapsing -- the economic system, the health system, public services," Rosales Cortina said in an interview on CNN affiliate Caracol TV.

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