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Rush to save slowly sinking oil rig
Carnival sambas to an end  Glittering costumes, massive floats and tanned, naked bodies Blasts at oil rig kill 10

February 2001 ... more > Top ^

March 2001 ... more > Top ^
  3 blasts rocked the world's biggest offshore oil platform, owned by state oil giant Petrobras, possibly killing 10 people
  State oil giant stepped up efforts to prevent environmental damage after blasts killed 10 workers
  The explosion knocked out a supporting pillar, and the platform tilted and sank in just a few minutes
Mar.21   Oil from sunken rig contained
  Platform's owners said the spill was being contained. Only one body has been recovered

December 2001 ... more > Top ^
Dec.25   Rains kill 45, 48 still missing
  2,000 driven from their homes

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