Death toll reaches 23 in mudslide in Colombia town

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's national disaster office says the death toll has reached 23 from a mudslide that buried several dozen homes in a poor district of Medellin.

Agency director Luz Amanda Pulido says three people remain missing.

More than 100 people aided by sniffer dogs continued rescue operations on Monday.

Authorities blame persistent rains for the weekend slide. The rains have left more than 120,000 people homeless and are expected to continue for three more weeks.

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