Torrential Rains Bring Death and Destruction to Rio de Janeiro

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Rescue workers search for victims following a mudslide April 7, 2010 (Antonio Scorza/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Flooding has caused the death of at least 95 people in Rio de Janeiro, and more rain is expected in the next few days. The downpour is the worst in decades. It has caused huge mudslides that swept away homes in hillside shanty towns. The city of Rio has been paralysed and the authorities have declared it a disaster zone. The BBC’s Paulo Cabral is in Rio de Janeiro and joins us with the latest.



Paulo Cabral

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