Woman being rescued from flood waters
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Woman rescued from her rooftop in Brazilian floods

These pictures show the rescue of a woman in Sao Jose do Vale do Rio Preto.

The woman was on the roof of a house, surrounded by raging waters when rescuers threw her a rope from the rooftop of a nearby building.

The woman was lifted to safety as walls of water swept away earth and homes in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro.

At least 350 people have died in the mudslides and floods.

  • 13 Jan 2011