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In this handout photo released by the Colombian National Army, soldiers carry a victim on a stretcher, in Mocoa, Colombia, Saturday, April 1, 2017, after an avalanche of water from an overflowing river swept through the city as people slept. The incident triggered by intense rains left at least 100 people dead in Mocoa, located near Colombia's border with Ecuador. (Colombian Army Photo via AP)

A flood in Colombia killed hundreds of people as they slept. Hundreds more are missing.

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A flood in Colombia killed more than 200 people as they slept Saturday, and hundreds more are still feared missing in one of the country's worst natural disasters in recent history.

The city of Mocoa was devastated and left without electricity as the deadly wall of water swept away homes, cars and trees. 

The Colombian army said 254 people had been died as of Sunday morning. Officials said as many as 200 were still missing, and 400 were injured.

A flood in Colombia killed hundreds of people as they slept. Hundreds more are missing.

WATCH | Here's the devastation the flood wrought on Mocoa.

There was no time for anything ... Thank God we have our lives.
Eduardo Vargas, flood survivor

President Juan Manuel Santos blamed climate change on causing the avalanche that triggered the flood. In one night, Mocoa got half as much rain as it normally gets in the entire month of March. 

A flood in Colombia killed hundreds of people as they slept. Hundreds more are missing.

WATCH | A power station was devastated, leaving the city without electricity.

Here's another look at the damages.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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