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14 Killed, 13 Missing In Brazil Flash Floods & Landslides

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Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, killing at least 14 people, including children. Many are still missing. Local authorities confirmed the information on Saturday, April 2.

Rains continued for two consecutive days after the storm over a wide part of the Atlantic coast of the country's southeastern state. This resulted in multiple landslides. A mother and her five children have been killed in a landslide in the tourist town of Parati.

Six weeks after floods and landslides killed 233 people in Brazil's Petropolis, the country was once again hit by a natural disaster.

Congressman Marcelo Frexo said two more people were killed in landslides in the cities of Meskuta and Angra de Reis. He confirmed that at least 13 people were missing in the landslide.

Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in January, with at least 28 people killed in the southeastern part of the country. In December last year, 24 people were killed in the northeastern state of Bahia.

Experts in Brazil say this is happening because of the negative effects of climate change.

 
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