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Eerie sounds of cell phones amid disaster adds to first-responder toll

"It starts ringing and it becomes an instant reminder that this person is human"


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SANTA MARIA, Brazil — The dead can't speak. Their cell phones do.

And, for police, firefighters and paramedics, the incessant chirping, bleating and incongruously cheerful boom box beats of victims' cell phones comprise a soundtrack of disaster.

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