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Floods in Teresópolis Kill Five: Daily

By Fiona Hurrell, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Heavy floods which caused eight landslides in Teresópolis on Friday have left five people dead, fifteen injured and hundreds homeless. The State Environmental Institute (INEA) had issued alert warnings to residents though it has been acknowledged by the National Secretary for Civil Defense, Colonel Humberto Viana, that the alarm which was sounded on Friday night, came too late.

The fifth victim, a woman, was recovered on Saturday, April 7th from beneath a collapsed house in the neighborhood of Santa Cecilia. Her five year-old son however, was found alive.

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