31 die in mud­slides

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK & World Update -

FLOODS and mud­slides have killed at least 31 peo­ple in north-east­ern Brazil, of­fi­cials have said. Two states have been hit by heavy rain, caus­ing rivers to burst their banks, and mud­slides have hit ar­eas where shacks are built on hill­sides. Civil de­fence of­fi­cials in Alagoas state said 19 peo­ple have died, and dozens of oth­ers are missing.

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