Thursday, January 13, 2011
Brazil slides toll up, survivors tell of horrors
Yahoo News: Brazil slides toll up, survivors tell of horrors
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil – Walls of earth and water swept away homes in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro, wiping out families and leaving survivors scrambling Thursday to reach still-trapped neighbors.
At least 350 people died in three towns after the slides hit at about 3 a.m. Wednesday, and 50 or more were still missing, according to officials and reliable local news reports.
TERESOPOLIS, the red dot, shows its location in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, which is located on the southeast coast of the country.