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Hungary sludge flood

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Tunde Erdelyi (l.) saves her cat while Janos Kis (r.) walks into their yard flooded by toxic mud in the town of Devecser, Hungary, on Oct. 5. Monday's flooding was caused by the rupture of a red sludge reservoir at an alumina plant in western Hungary and has affected seven towns near the Ajkai Timfoldgyar plant 100 miles southwest of the capital Budapest. The Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency in three counties in western Hungary due to the alumina sludge spill.

PHOTO: Bela Szandelszky/AP

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