People standing on edge of road destroyed by the force of the flood
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Thousands flee burst dam in Brazil

A dam has burst in northern Rio de Janeiro state in Brazil, forcing thousands more people to flee their homes to escape flooding.

The south-east of the country has been most badly affected by two months of steady heavy rain, with 66 towns and cities in Minas Gerais state declaring a state of emergency.

Jonathan Josephs reports.

  • 06 Jan 2012
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