Four people were killed in a landslide in Rio de Janeiro

Four people were killed and 12 missing in landslides in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, said local civil defense service.

According to authorities, multiple landslides soil in upstate this past Sunday and Monday were caused by torrential rains. Seven settlements announced emergency mode.

Hardest hit by the disaster adjacent to Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais. According to the latest report of your local TD, the number of flood victims has reached 15, while 36 people were injured, more than 13,000 homeless. Over the banks of the river destroyed the house of 131 and 112 bridges. Emergency mode declared in 104 cities.

The rainy season in the south-east of Brazil begins in November and lasts until mid-April. During this period, a high probability of heavy rainfall, which can cause damage and lead to loss of life. Thus, the largest natural disaster in the history of Brazil recognized the flood in January 2011 in the state of Rio de Janeiro. As a result of a heavy downpour in seven cities in the mountainous part of the state, killing more than 890 people.

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RIA Novosti

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