Brazil flood death toll could top 1,000: Authorities
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Last Updated: Friday, January 21, 2011, 23:10
Rio de Janeiro: The number of people killed in a flooding disaster near Rio de Janeiro last week could top 1,000, according to official figures released today showing 400 people still missing.

The latest confirmed toll of recovered bodies from the flash floods and mudslides that struck the Serrana mountain region near Rio on January 12 stood at 759.

Most of the 400 people reported missing were presumed dead, as emergency workers and soldiers continued to dig through mud and debris looking for more bodies.


First Published: Friday, January 21, 2011, 23:10

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