At Least 10 Dead in Brazil Landslide

By Reuters
November 11, 2018World News

At least ten people were killed in Rio de Janeiro on the morning of Nov. 10, after a landslide in the Niteroi area outside the city’s downtown, officials reported.

According to rescuers, nine homes and a local business were affected by the landslide following days of heavy rain. Eleven people have been rescued alive from the rubble, amongst them a baby. However, at least four people are still missing.

Emergency workers were notified of the landslide at just after 4 am.

Landslides are common in Rio de Janeiro. Many residents live in hilly areas of the state, often building homes without authorization.

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