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HOPE OF FINDING SURVIVORS IN BRAZILIAN MUDSLIDE FADES

Hopes of finding survivors dimmed early Thursday as rescuers dug through tons of mud from a landslide that roared through a hillside slum, killing at least 37 people and burying scores more.

Rain, darkness and hilly terrain hampered the frantic overnight search by 500 Red Cross workers and family members for the missing from Wednesday's disaster outside the southeastern city of Belo Horizonte.The mudslide followed several days of rain and state troopers, fearing another, cordoned off the site. Hundreds of survivors tried to push past the barrier to search for family members.