Toxic sludge spill floods town in Hungary

An aerial view of the red mud covered streets and rescue workers engaged in cleaning operation with two excavators in Kolontar, 167 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, taken on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, after a dike of a reservoir containing red mud of an alumina factory in nearby Ajka broke, and over one million cubic meters of the poisonous chemical sludge  inundated three villages. The flood of toxic mud killed killed a yet unknown number of people, injured more than one hundred, with some people still missing. <span class=meta>(AP Photo)</span>
October 6, 2010 6:03:39 AM PDT