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Heavy rains in Brazil cause flooding, landslides; 30 killed

A view of flooded houses caused by heavy rains in Sabara municipality, Minas Gerais state, Brazil, Friday, Jan.24, 2020. Heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil, killing at dozens of people, authorities said Saturday.
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January 25, 2020 - 9:00 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO - Two days of heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil that have killed at least 30 people, authorities said Saturday.

Civil Defence officials said 17 people are listed as missing and 2,600 were evacuated from their houses in Minas Gerais state, which has been buffeted by 48 hours of torrential rains. The death toll had stood at 11 earlier Saturday.

Deaths were reported in the capital of Belo Horizonte and in the state's interior. On Friday, Belo Horizonte received the greatest quantity of rains ever registered in 24 hours in the city.

State Gov. Romeu Zema will fly over the affected areas on Sunday to evaluate damages.

More rain is expected in Minas Gerais as well as other parts of Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

The announcement of the deaths comes the same day as mourners elsewhere in Minas Gerais observe the first anniversary of a deadly mining dam collapse.
News from © The Associated Press, 2020

News from © The Associated Press, 2020
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