Brazil floods: worst ever natural disaster as death toll risesAdded by admin - 15/01/11 02:45PM - 0 Comments - -
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12:06PM GMT 14 Jan 2011
Original Article from The Telegraph
Rescue teams pulling bodies from the debris and searching for survivors were interrupted on Friday morning as moderate rainfall returned to the area, provoking fears of further landslides.
More bodies are expected to be found when the search resumes as rescuers and firefighters reach villages in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro cut off by the destruction of roads and bridges.
The worst affected towns were Novo Friburgo, which had recorded 247 deaths, Teresopolis, with 231 deaths, and Petropolis, with 43 deaths, according to municipal officials.
The number of dead surpassed the estimated 437 killed by mudslides in 1967 in Caraguatatuba in Sao Paulo state in what was previously considered Brazil's worst disaster, according to Brazilian media.
"It's very overwhelming. The scenes are very shocking," President Dilma Rousseff said after visiting the area on Thursday, less than two weeks after being sworn in.