In this video, a woman and her dog are trying to grab onto a rescue line as a river of rain water surges by. Rescuers can be seen on top of an adjacent building. The woman is pulled in for help, but, as they hold onto a rope for dear life, her dog falls victim to a wave of water that crashes into them.
At least 476 people were known dead after heavy rains unleashed mudslides before dawn in Brazil Wednesday, burying people as they slept. Survivors started digging for friends and relatives with their bare hands, kitchen utensils, whatever they could find as they waited for help in remote neighborhoods perched precariously on steep, washed-out hillsides.