Brazil: Mudslide, flooding death toll rises over 500

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 14, 2011 18:20

Brazil – A new and ominous rain began falling again Friday in mountain towns where mudslides and flooding killed at least 509 people, hindering rescuers' efforts to reach survivors even as relatives hauled the dead down the hills to freshly dug graves.

The known death toll rose overnight in three cities north of Rio, and officials feared that number could still rise, though they would not venture a guess of how many remain missing. Local reports put it in the hundreds.


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