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Brazil mudslide deaths more than 700 and rising
The death toll from catastrophic mudslides in Brazil last week rose to 702 as more bodies were recovered from the devastated mountainous Serrana region near Rio de Janeiro. Rio's state health and civil defense service, which gave the tally, also said around 14,000 people were homeless or unable to return to unstable areas.
The disaster, which struck Wednesday last week, is the worst of its type in Brazil's history.
The toll was likely to rise further as emergency crews backed by 700 military personnel used helicopters and four-wheel drives to access areas that have been cut off for days.
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