Atlanta, Ga. 4/6/2010 10:34:35 PM
News / Weather

Dozens Killed in Rio de Janeiro after Heavy Rainfall Causes Landslides and Flooding

Heavy rain has triggered massive landslides and flooding in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, leaving at least 31 people dead and several injured or missing.


Most of the major streets in Rio have been closed due to the flooding and authorities have warned any attempt to enter those streets would be done so at an enormous risk.


Eduardo da Costa Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, told reporters that the city was completely unprepared for such an event and has closed schools and urged workers to stay home.


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