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   avalanche      chaos      children      decades      deceased      disaster      each      families      fate      forever      glaciers      life      molten      moment      organization      sad      same      sister      suddenly      volcano  
Two sisters in Colombia who were separated as by an 30 years ago have been reunited. Jaqueline and Lorena Sanchez thought they had lost other in 1985 when the Tolima erupted near their town of Armero. The hot, lava from the volcano melted nearby and caused four massive mudslides. These killed more than 20,000 of Armero's 29,000 inhabitants. Jaqueline, 33, and Lorena, 39, never found each other in the that followed the disaster. They each assumed the other was among the . Armero was the second most deadly volcanic of the 20th century. Only the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelee in the Caribbean was deadlier.

The two sisters were adopted by different and never knew each other's . They have both spent much of the past few looking for each other. They were reunited when DNA tests they gave to an that helped victims of the avalanches matched. Lorena told reporters: "It was beautiful and because it has been 30 years since the tragedy happened that I've come to find out what happened to my . I have to catch up with 30 years of her and she has to do the with me." Jaqueline said: "I'm excited, nervous, everything because , you don't know if you are going to be rejected….I wonder if she will love me. It's difficult. It's difficult to explain this ."

 
 

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