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Thursday, 6 December, 2001, 15:15 GMT
Violent clashes in northern Colombia

The mayor of a remote town near Colombia's border with Panama says up to 200 people may have died in fighting between left-wing guerrillas and right-wing paramilitaries over the weekend.

The mayor of Riosucio, Ricardo Azael Victoria, said many bodies had been found floating in the town's river, but he did not say whether they were civilians, paramilitaries or guerrillas.

Mr Victoria's statement could not be confirmed by the local army or the Red Cross.

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