Thursday, January 20, 2011

Footage from the Ground: Brazil Mudslide, Aftermath

Cross posted from the YouTube Trends blog

It's been a week since mudslides in Rio De Janairo left over a reported 700 dead and 14,000 homeless in what's being described as "one of the worst natural disasters in Brazilian history."

In addition to the kind of dramatic news footage that's made its way to YouTube and drawn a lot of attention, we've also seen a lot of amateur footage documenting conditions in the region. Over the past seven days, "enchente" (flood) has been one of the top rising search terms among YouTube users in Brazil.

We've pulled together this playlist, which begins with footage from the disaster itself and progresses to show some of where the recovery stands today:


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