Portugal floods kill 42, some people feared buried

A man salvages a stool in a street littered with mud Sunday, Feb. 21 2010, outside a shopping center that was flooded Saturday in Funchal, the Madeira Island's capital. Rocks and mud were brought down from the hills to the streets of Funchal by flash floods on Saturday and the local government has confirmed many dead. (AP Photo/Armando Franca) (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

February 21, 2010 11:57:58 AM PST
Rescue workers in Madeira dug through heaps of mud, boulders and debris Sunday, searching for victims buried by floods and mudslides that have killed at least 42 people on the popular Portuguese island.

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