Devastating Landslides hit Brazil as presented by: Sacramento Bee

Grieving mudslide survivors carried the bodies of loved ones for hours down washed-out mountainsides on Friday as the death toll hit 514. They told of entire neighborhoods in a resort city destroyed and pleaded for food and water to reach those still isolated by Brazil's deadliest natural disaster in four decades. Officials said the death toll in four towns north of Rio de Janeiro was still rising and could jump further once rescuers can reach areas cut off by Wednesday's slides. They refused to even guess how many remain missing. Local reports put it in the hundreds. In this photo released by Rio de Janeiro's state government are seen homes affected by landslides in the Nova Friburgo municipality of Rio de Janeiro.

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