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Floods kill hundreds in Brazil

Flash floods and landslides have killed more than 300 people in south-eastern Brazil.

More than a month's rain has fallen in just one day, cutting off towns and villages in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Officials fear the number of dead may rise considerably as rescuers begin to reach remote areas.

The BBC's Humphrey Hawksley reports.

  • 13 Jan 2011
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