At least 30 dead after rains in Brazil cause flood­ing, land­slides

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - NATION & WORLD -

RIO DE JANEIRO — Two days of heavy rains caused flood­ing and land­slides in south­east Brazil that have killed at least 30 peo­ple, au­thor­i­ties said Satur­day.

Civil De­fense of­fi­cials said 17 peo­ple are listed as miss­ing and 2,600 were evac­u­ated from their houses in Mi­nas Gerais state, which has been buf­feted by 48 hours of tor­ren­tial rains.

Deaths were re­ported in the state cap­i­tal of Belo Hor­i­zonte and in the state’s in­te­rior. On Fri­day, Belo Hor­i­zonte re­ceived the great­est quan­tity of rains ever recorded in 24 hours in the city.

State Gov. Romeu Zema will fly over the af­fected ar­eas Sun­day to eval­u­ated dam­ages.

More rain is ex­pected in Mi­nas Gerais as well as other parts of Brazil, in­clud­ing Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

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