Mus­lide near Rio de Janeiro kills ten

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Worldwide -

Ten peo­ple were killed and 11 in­jured in a mud­slide near Rio de Janeiro yes­ter­day. The mud­slide in the city of Niteroi was caused by heavy down­pours.

Peo­ple were killed and in­jured when a mas­sive boul­der rolled on top of six houses in the Boa Esper­anca area.

The dead in­cluded a 3-year-old boy, two el­derly women and a mid­dle-aged man.

The death toll may rise. One res­i­dent told re­porters that her 8-year-old grand­daugh­ter was buried un­der­neath the rub­ble. She also said she man­aged to res­cue her grand­son who was taken to a hospi­tal.

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