Mudslide at Brazilian tourist lodge kills 15
Saturday 02 January 2010
A rain-loosened area of hillside collapsed on three houses and a luxury tourist lodge after New Year celebrations at a resort city near Rio de Janeiro, killing at least 15 people, Brazilian authorities said.
About 120 rescuers scrambled through mud and around toppled trees and large rocks in a desperate search for other survivors of the mudslide, which also injured at least 10 people. Police helicopters and navy vessels were called out to assist in the rescue efforts.
The mudslide apparently happened after tourists had returned to their rooms following the New Year celebration in the lodge on an island off the city of Angra dos Reis, said fire department commander Pedro Machado, who reported that some 15 people had been killed in the disaster. Police said some of the dead may have been in the houses. The authorities did not immediately release the identities or nationalities of the victims.
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