Saturday, 12 March 2016

Heavy rains in Sao Paulo, Brazil

At Least 15 Dead Amid Heavy Rains in Sao Paulo Area

At least 15 people died and dozens were injured amid a heavy rainstorm in Brazil’s Sao Paulo metropolitan region, El Universal reports citing officials.

11 March,2016

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Four people, including a child, were killed in the Mairipora municipality where a landslide occurred on Thursday night, the newspaper said on Friday.

In Francisco Morato, a suburban city in the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo, nine people were killed by a landslide.

Two people drowned in the city of Guarulhos.

According to some Brazilian media, local rescue services report at least 18 deaths amid the rainstorm which has affected a total of twenty cities in the Sao Paulo metropolitan area.

The Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport temporarily suspended operations and several train stations stopped their activities, according to El Universal.

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