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Dec. 25, 2010, 9:59 a.m.
Tunde Erdelyi, left, saves her cat while Janos Kis, right, walks into their yard flooded by toxic mud in the town of Devecser, Hungary on Oct. 5.

Photo: Bela Szandelszky/AP

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Toxic mud inundates Hungary

Tunde Erdelyi (left) saves her cat while Janos Kisri walks into their yard, which was flooded by toxic mud in the town of Devecser, Hungary.

A reservoir containing red toxic sludge from an aluminum plant in Ajka broke on Oct. 5, and more than 1 million cubic meters of the poisonous chemical sludge inundated three villages, killing eight people and injuring more than 120.