At least 94 people have died after heavy rains sent devastating mudslides and floods through a mountainous region of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state.
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Petrópolis, the “imperial city” which was the summer getaway of Brazil’s monarchs in the 19th century, was directly in the path of the deluge when it hit on Tuesday.
The city’s mayor, Rubens Bomtempo, said the number of dead could keep on rising as searchers picked through the wreckage.
Twenty-one people had been recovered alive and civilians have joined the official recovery efforts.
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