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Death Toll Rises to 78 From Mudslides After Storm in Brazil

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Landslide Rescues Continue in Brazil
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Petropolis, Brazil (AP) -- The death toll from devastating mudslides and floods that swept through a mountainous region of Rio de Janeiro state has reached 78, Gov. Claudio Castro said Wednesday afternoon.

The city of Petropolis was slammed by a deluge Tuesday, and Castro said almost 400 people were left homeless. Searchers picked through the wreckage throughout the day and 21 people were recovered alive.