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At least 14 killed, together with 7 kids, after floods in landslides in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state

Rain showers started Thursday, resulting in lethal landslides within the area. The quantity of rain registered within the final 48 hours was the very best on document in Angra dos Reis, in keeping with the town’s municipal authorities.

Officials instructed affiliate CNN Brazil on Saturday {that a} landslide within the city of Paraty killed not less than eight individuals — a father and 7 of his kids — ages 2 to 17. A seventh little one was rescued and transported to a hospital, municipal officers instructed the affiliate.

At least 4 different individuals had been injured — none severely — after seven homes had been hit by landslides within the coastal group of Ponta Negra, in keeping with officers in Paraty. More than 22 neighborhoods sustained flooding and 71 households had been displaced.

In the municipality of Mesquita, a 38-year-old man was electrocuted to demise after three days of heavy rainfall, CNN Brazil reported.

In the town of Angra dos Reis, a 4-year-old lady and a young person had been killed and not less than 9 individuals had been lacking, the affiliate reported, citing civil protection and hearth officers. Five individuals had been rescued.

Rio de Janeiro state firefighters and civil protection authorities are deployed within the affected cities to assist rescue individuals. The Civil Defense doesn’t have an estimate on how many individuals are lacking to date.

Brazil’s Interior Development Ministry mentioned that Colonel Alexandre Lucas, the National Secretary for Civil Defense and Protection, is touring to the areas most affected areas on Saturday.

In early February, not less than 24 individuals had been killed and greater than 1,500 displaced after the state of São Paulo was battered with heavy rains for days, triggering floods and landslides.

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