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Madeira witness: 'We heard rocks moving in the river'


At least 13 people are still missing following devastating flash floods on the Portuguese island of Madeira at the weekend, local officials say.

Three days of mourning have been declared as the number of people killed in the flash floods has risen above 40.

Rescue teams have been using bulldozers to remove rubble and wreckage, while sniffer dogs searched for more victims.

The BBC's Robert Hall talked to eyewitness Mark Costa, whose parents live on the island.


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