Mudslides in Brazil kill hundreds near Rio

Rescue workers in Brazil are struggling to dig through rubble in an effort to find survivors following raging floods and mudslides that have left nearly 400 people dead and hundreds homeless.

Heavy rains triggered the disaster that has left a trail of destruction through the Serrana region near the city of Rio de Janeiro. Hillsides collapsed after storms dumped the equivalent of a month’s rain in the region, and forecasters have warned of more rain in the coming days.

In the town of Teresopolis, at least 161 people were reported killed, with hundreds more left homeless.

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