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Live cross: Latest rescue efforts in Brazil

01-18-2011 09:22 BJT

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Brazil, where floods and mudslides, caused by days and days of steady rain, have now claimed the lives of more than 650 people in the mountainous region, north of Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian army is now helping the victims. Full Story>>

To get some real time analysis on the floods, our correspondent Michelle Begue, is standing by in Rio de Janeiro.

Q1: Hello, Michelle. The death toll has already risen to more than 650. A bridge in Tere-sopolis has been built. But more roads and highways are blocked as we heard in the story. Since we spoke yesterday how are rescue efforts going?

Q2: As we also heard, some people are reluctant to leave their homes despite these threats to their safety. And health officials are not only worried about the state of the injured, but another major concern is the outbreak of possible epidemics and how to prevent them.Michelle How is the government handling ALL of this?

Thank you Michelle, and we'll be in touch for more updates as details come through. That was Michelle Begue in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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