Brazilian authorities have said at least 247 people have been killed, and more than 160 others are missing after mudslides last week brought widespread destruction in Rio de Janeiro.

Authorities have had to tear down many houses destroyed in the catastrophe and relocate about 2,600 families to temporary homes.  

Rio's state government says it has allocated more than $550m to help provide the displaced families with new houses.

Tom Ackerman reports.

Source: Al Jazeera