Aftershocks hit Colombia

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The Independent Online
SAN PEDRO DE URABA (AP) - Strong aftershocks shook Colombia yesterday after two big earthquakes and an eruption of fire, steam and boiling mud from a volcanic mound killed five people.

Reports of injuries and damage still came in yesterday from isolated villages cut off by Sunday's earthquake of 7.2 on the Richter scale and Saturday's temblor of 6.6.

The worst of the disaster fell upon a rural area in north-west Colombia, where a sunken crater exploded in a huge ball of fire on Sunday.