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Sisters reunited 30 years after Colombia avalanche






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An avalanche separated two sisters in Colombia 30 years ago but now they are back together. Jaqueline and Lorena Sanchez thought they had lost each other after a volcano erupted near their town of Armero. Lava melted nearby glaciers and caused four avalanches which killed over 20,000 people. Jaqueline, 33, and Lorena, 39, each thought the other was dead. Armero was the second deadliest volcanic disaster of the 20th century.

The sisters were adopted by different families. They never stopped looking for each other. They were reunited after their DNA tests matched. Lorena said: "It has been 30 years since the tragedy happened….I have to catch up with 30 years of her life and she has to do the same with me." Jaqueline said: "I'm nervous...because suddenly, you don't know if you are going to be rejected….I wonder if she will love me….It's difficult to explain this moment."

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