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“At least 16 people have been killed in landslides in a mountainous area north of Rio de Janeiro, after heavy rains.

The landslides hit the city of Petropolis, about 40 miles (65km) north of Rio, after a river burst its banks and flooded the city centre.

A baby and two emergency workers are among the victims, authorities say.

The city (Petropolis) remains on high alert and further heavy rain is forecast.

Schools are closed and residents have been told to stay in their homes.” – BBC News

BBC News: Rains cause deadly landslides in Petropolis, Brazil

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Deslizamientos de tierra matan a por lo menos 16 en el Petropolis – pronstico de lluvia ms pesada

19 de marzo 2013 “RIO DE JANEIRO ” Los deslizamientos de tierra provocados por las fuertes lluvias han causado la muerte a 16 personas en las ltimas 24 horas en la ciudad turstica brasilea de Petrpolis, dijo un funcionario el lunes. We estn en un estado de alerta mxima, ?? El gobernador del estado de Ro, Sergio Cabral, dijo en una conferencia de prensa en Petrpolis, una antigua capital imperial encuentra a 68 kilmetros (42 millas) al norte de Ro de Janeiro, ya que actualiza el nmero de muertos en 10.

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“Al menos 16 personas han muerto en deslizamientos de tierra en una zona montaosa al norte de Ro de Janeiro, despus de las fuertes lluvias.
Los deslizamientos de tierra que sacudi la ciudad de Petrpolis, a 40 millas (65km) al norte de Ro, despus de que un ro se desbord e inund el centro de la ciudad. Un beb y dos trabajadores de emergencia se encuentran entre las vctimas, dijeron las autoridades.
La ciudad (Petrpolis) se mantiene en estado de alerta y la lluvia pesada adicional se prev.
Las escuelas estn cerradas y los residentes se les ha dicho que permanezcan en sus casas “- BBC Mundo BBC. Las lluvias causan derrumbes mortales en Petrpolis, Brasil

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March 19, 2013RIO DE JANEIROLandslides triggered by heavy rains have killed 16 people over the past 24 hours in the Brazilian tourist town of Petropolis, an official said Monday. “We are in a state of maximum alert,” Rio state governor Sergio Cabral told a news conference in Petropolis, a former imperial capital located 68 kilometers (42 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro, as he updated the death toll from 10. He urged residents to leave high risk areas and to seek refuge in shelters provided by city authorities amid worsening downpours. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, in Rome to attend Tuesday’s installment of Pope Francis, called Cabral to offer federal help to deal with the impact of the flooding, her office said. Among the victims are two civil defense officials who took part in rescue efforts, Sergio Simoes, the Rio state civil defense secretary, told Globo television…

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