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

The two sisters were [adoptive / adopted] by different families and never knew each other's [fete / fate] . They have both spent [many / much] of the past few [decades / decade] looking for each other. They were reunited when DNA tests they gave to an organization that helped victims of the avalanches matched. Lorena told reporters: "It was beautiful and [sadly / sad] because it has been 30 years since the [tragedy / tragic] happened that I've come to find out what happened to my sister. I have to catch [down / up] with 30 years of her life and she has to do the [same / similar] with me." Jaqueline said: "I'm excited, nervous, everything because [suddenly / sudden] , 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 [momentum / moment] ."

 
 

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