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Dozens missing after landslide

BELLO, Colombia — A landslide following weeks of drenching rains buried more than 50 homes in northwestern Colombia, killing at least two people and likely leaving dozens trapped beneath mud and rubble, officials said Sunday.

Antioquia state emergency management director John Rendon said two bodies have been recovered and six injured people have been rescued after the mudslide in the Medellin suburb of Bello. He said 40 to 50 people are believed missing.

Rendon said trained dogs were attempting to locate people beneath tons of sodden earth.Colombia's Red Cross is conducting a census of the area to determine the number of missing people.

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