On November 13, 1985, a devastating tragedy occurred in the small town of Armero, Colombia. A mudslide caused by the eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano buried the entire town under several feet of mud and debris. One of the victims was a young girl named Omayra Sanchez. Her tragic story made headlines around the world and sparked outrage over the slow response time of rescue workers. In this blog post, we will explore who Omayra Sanchez was, what happened to her, and why she became such an iconic symbol of tragedy.