Authorities fear landslides following heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro

 Brazilian authorities in Rio de Janeiro fear gathering avalanche of mud after heavy rains that hit the city last night, local media reported.

According to preliminary data, the day fell to 215 millimeters of rain, at least one person was killed. Two years ago, mudslides have killed thousands of people.

At risk in the first place to the poor barrios, located on the slopes of the mountains. Furthermore, the authorities monitor the situation on the coast in the area of Angra dos Reis, which is a popular holiday destination in the summer holidays in the Southern Hemisphere.

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