firefighters extinguish favela fire in Sao Paolo, Brazil
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Many left homeless after fire in Sao Paulo shanty town

5 September 2012 Last updated at 10:00 BST

A fire has ripped through a Brazilian slum leaving more than 1,000 people homeless.

Residents in Sao Paulo battled flames as they reached 10m (33ft) high.

Firefighters said the blaze could have started in a rubbish dump.

Six people were injured and 285 dwellings were destroyed.