Flooding and mudslides after days of heavy summer rain have killed at least 99 people in south-eastern Brazil and the death toll is expected to rise, officials said on Wednesday. Mountainous areas near Rio de Janeiro were some of the worst affected.
AP - Torrential summer rains tore through Rio de Janeiro state’s mountains, killing at least 99 people in 24 hours, Brazilian officials said Wednesday. Rescuers using heavy machinery, shovels and bare hands struggled to dig through tons of mud and debris in a search for survivors.
Date created : 2011-01-12