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Brazil: Fire ravages Sao Paulo's Moinho shanty town

A fire has destroyed an abandoned building before tearing through a neighbouring shanty town in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Footage showed people on the rooftops of burning buildings in Moinho being airlifted to safety.

More than 200 firefighters were deployed to tackle the blaze, in which at least one person died and three were injured.

  • 23 Dec 2011
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