Firefighters dig for victims of a mudslide in Guarujá, São Paulo state, Brazil. Photo: 3 March 2020Picture copyright
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At the least 23 individuals have died in Brazil and greater than 30 are lacking after torrential rain and landslides hit coastal areas within the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

The loss of life toll is predicted to rise additional as firefighters and rescue crews are persevering with to seek for lacking individuals.

A man cries at the site of a mudslide in Guarujá, São Paulo state, Brazil. Photo: 3 March 2020Picture copyright
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Worst hit is São Paulo state, the place at the least 18 deaths have been reported.

Among the many victims are a mom and her youngster, in addition to two firefighters. They have been making an attempt to rescue the kid who was buried below the rubble when a second landslide hit.

A house destroyed by a landslide in Guarujá, São Paulo state, Brazil. Photo: 3 March 2020Picture copyright
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Within the Guarujá municipality, a lot of homes have been swept away by landslides.

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Residents in Guarujá clear the mud at the side of a landslide. Photo: 3 March 2020Picture copyright
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Native residents are serving to the firefighters within the search and clean-up operation.

Rescuers search for victims in Guarujá, São Paulo state, Brazil. Photo: 3 March 2020Picture copyright
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Various roads have been blocked by landslides and falling bushes.

A woman carries cloths as she leaves a mudslide site in Guarujá, São Paulo state, Brazil. Photo: 3 March 2020Picture copyright
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Residents are determined to salvage no matter belongings they’ll.

A dog sits near a damaged car after heavy rains in the Taquara neighbourhood, suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: 2 March 2020Picture copyright
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Within the neighbouring Rio de Janeiro state, at the least 5 individuals have died.

A rescuer works in Realengo neighbourhood, in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo: 2 March 2020Picture copyright
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A few month’s price of rain have been dumped on some areas in a matter of hours.

Brazil’s south-east area has suffered from heavy rainfall and storms throughout what has been a very scorching summer season.

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In January, at the least 30 individuals died throughout extreme rainstorms in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state, which neighbours São Paulo.

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