Brazil floods: Lethal torrential rains hit Rio de Janeiro

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At the least 9 individuals have been killed by flash floods in Rio de Janeiro.

The mayor has declared a disaster after the Brazilian metropolis was battered by heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday.

Greater than 31cm of rain (13 inches) fell in some elements of town inside 24 hours, the mayor’s workplace stated.

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Roads had been closed by flooding and fallen timber. On this picture (above) a bus is seen on the roadside after being hit by an uprooted tree.

Giant elements of town have been affected together with Copacabana (above).

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Residents have been warned to go exterior provided that they completely must.

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Mayor Marcelo Crivella stated that the rains had been “irregular”. He added that the worst affected areas had been the southern and western zones of town.

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Firefighters had been pictured inspecting automobiles in a flooded tunnel (above) and in a single case retrieving a automobile’s licence plate (beneath).

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Folks have been instructed to keep away from strolling in flooded streets because the water could also be contaminated.

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Over 5,000 persons are working to minimise issues brought on by the climate, the mayor stated. On this picture (beneath), firefighters and volunteers participate in a rescue operation following a mudslide.

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In November, 10 individuals, together with no less than one youngster, had been killed in a landslide brought on by flash flooding in Rio de Janeiro state.

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