Friday, March 11, 2016

Torrential rains kill at least 15 in Brazil

Torrential rains overnight killed at least 15 people on the outskirts of the Brazilian economic capital Sao Paulo, rescue workers said Friday.

Ironically, the flooding comes on the heels of two years of drought that caused severe water shortages in the sprawling metropolis of 20 million people.

A landslide buried 13 of the victims, while two others drowned in the floodwaters, the rescue service said on its official Twitter account.

Another eight people are missing, feared trapped inside two homes that collapsed in the landslide in the municipality of Mairipora, rescue official Marcos Palumbo told news site G1...


  1. A rainstorm that struck the Sao Paulo metropolitan area has left at least 21 people dead, a dozen injured and several cities flooded, official sources reported Friday...

    Four people died in the Sao Paulo suburb of Mairipora including a little boy, while another seven were injured in a mudslide Thursday night on a hill where several houses were being built.

  2. The number of deaths caused by powerful rains in this Brazilian metropolis rose to 26 after firefighters came upon another body, officials said Monday...

    Rescue workers found the body of a 73-year-old woman in the town of Mairipora, one of the hardest hit by the last week's rainstorm in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area.


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