BREAKING: 25 DEAD, Over 65 Injured In HORRIFIC Event- Here’s What We Know

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The avalanche of water destroyed homes and killed people while they were asleep.

The river flooded around midnight, catching unsuspecting residents off guard in the early hours on Saturday, according to Carlos Ivan Marquez with Colombia’s national disaster agency.

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Intense rainfall in the region triggered the tragic event which left at least 65 people injured.

Mocoa is a city of 350,000 people located near Colombia’s border with Ecuador.

Emergency response workers were continuing the search for survivors, with the number of reported deaths climbing in the morning hours.

Images shared by residents online showed vast areas filled with wood planks and other debris.

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Handout picture released by the Colombian Army press office showing people helping to carry a woman after mudslides following heavy rains, in Mocoa, Putumayo department, on April 1, 2017.

The death toll is expected to rise.

President Juan Manuel Santos is expected to visit the region today.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all those involved.

God Bless.

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(h/t DNA)

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