Death Toll in Brazil Landslides Nears 400
Thousands of homes were washed away north of Rio
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2011 5:42 PM CST
Roberta Machado Correia, who survived a landslide, attends the burial of a friend in Teresopolis, Brazil.   (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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(Newser) – The death toll from Brazil's mudslides in the mountain towns north of Rio rose to 381 today, reports AP. That figure is expected to rise still more as the hunt for survivors continues. The landslides, triggered by torrential rains, buried many victims as they slept. Click here to read about a dramatic rescue of a woman on the roof of a house that was quickly being submerged or here for news on Australia's flooding.

 

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