(*8*)Rio de Janeiro: (*13*)Torrential rains prompted flash floods and landslides throughout Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state, killing no less than 8 other folks together with six youngsters and leaving 13 lacking, government mentioned Saturday.
(*13*)The storms battered a huge swathe of the southeastern state’s Atlantic coast and led to more than one landslides, together with one within the colonial vacationer the city of Paraty that killed a mom and 5 of her youngsters, officers there mentioned.
(*13*)Two extra sufferers have been killed within the towns of Mesquita and Angra dos Reis, the place any other 13 other folks stay lacking, mentioned Congressman Marcelo Freixo, who represents the state.
(*13*)In Angra, the sufferer was once a four-year-old woman buried in a landslide, whilst in Mesquita, 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Rio de Janeiro town, a 38-year-old guy was once electrocuted seeking to lend a hand someone else break out the flooding, media reviews mentioned.
(*13*)Rio state has been battered by way of two days of heavy rain, together with fierce storms Friday night time that grew to become streets into rivers in numerous towns, sweeping up automobiles of their trail and triggering landslides — a common tragedy within the wet season, particularly in deficient hillside communities.
(*13*)Officers in Angra mentioned town had gained 655 millimeters (26 inches) of rain in 48 hours, “ranges by no means prior to registered within the municipality.”
(*13*)The storms come six weeks after flash floods and landslides killed 233 other folks in Petropolis, additionally in Rio de Janeiro state.
(*13*)Brazil has been swept by way of a chain of fatal storms in fresh months that mavens say are being annoyed by way of local weather exchange.
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