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Brazil warns millions living in high-risk areas

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Brazil warns millions living in high-risk areas


The death toll in Brazil’s floods currently stands at 650. The government says a further five million people are living in danger zones.

120 people are still reported missing and hundreds more are cut off, awaiting rescue. But there have been some astonishing stories of rescue and survival, like one man who was almost entirely buried in mud, squashed against a concrete wall for 16 hours and thought unlikely to survive. He was brought out on Monday to cheers from crowds.

Others were not so lucky, and the grim task of recovering bodies continues, made more difficult by the mountainous nature of the terrain. More rain is forecast over the next few days, and the danger of fresh mudslides is high.

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