Heavy Rains, Flooding Hit Brazil

Friday, January 14, 2011

The only house that was not swept by the water after heavy rains at the village of Vieira, 40 km from Teresopolis and 35 km from Nova Friburgo, state of Rio de Janeiro. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty)

More than five hundred people have been killed by flooding and mudslides in southeastern Brazil. Authorities have sent nearly a thousand rescue workers to the region. The floods have affected poorer rural residents, who live in houses built in risky areas. BBC Brazil correspondent, Paulo Cabral, reports from Brazil on the flooding and the dramatic rescue efforts.


Paulo Cabral

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