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Death toll rises from Rio de Janeiro’s furious rains

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By ITN News Editor April 10, 2019 13:42

Death toll rises from Rio de Janeiro’s furious rains

Torrential rains lashed Rio de Janeiro killing at least ten people and sowing chaos in Brazil’s second largest city, which declared a state of emergency after a storm the mayor described as “absolutely abnormal.” Some parts of the city got more than 21 cm of rain within four hours. That is three times the monthly average rainfall for April. Emergency services went into action across the city to rescue people trapped in cars and out on the streets. Rio’s streets were quieter than usual, as nearly all schools shut and people worked from home to avoid the risk of being trapped at work. The storm was the second major one to batter Rio in two months. A violent tempest that hit the city in February killed at least seven people.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 10, 2019 13:42

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