Floods in Rio

Thousands of families living on mountain slopes or on river banks in Brazil face “extreme risk” of being washed away in heavy rains and flooding that have killed more than 400 people.

Officials feared that many more were dead, buried in landslides or washed away by gushing waters. Mud rushed down hillsides and into towns and cities in Rio de Janeiro, murky brown rivers cutting through lush landscape.

Thousands in peril from Brazil flooding – CNN.com

Link has slideshow.

Update: More here: BBC News – Brazil flood and mudslide deaths rise as search goes on and here Brazil landslides’ death toll climbs as rescue teams dig for survivors | World news | guardian.co.uk and Toll Rises After Brazil Mudslides – NYTimes.com

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