Rio de Janeiro Mudslide

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Published Sunday, November 11, 2018

Rescuers are searching for survivors from a Brazilian landslide that killed 10 people, including at least one child.

The incident happened in Rio de Janeiro state in the early hours of Saturday, following two days of heavy downpour.

A boulder slid down a slope and hit a group of houses in the city of Niterói, according to the local fire service.

Volunteers have joined firefighters and law enforcement, creating a bucket chain to clear mud and debris.

The Globo news network said the group was working in silence so they could hear any victims that might be under the earth.

Local media said at least 11 people have been rescued so far, including at least two children. The majority were reportedly found with the help of sniffer dogs.
Source: DORRIS

Rio de Janeiro Mudslide Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Yellow
Category: Geo
Response: Execute
Severity: Extreme
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

Killed: 10
Evacuated: 11

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