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Heavy Rains in Salvador Cause Landslides and 15 Deaths

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The storm that fell in Salvador, the capital of the Northeastern state of Bahia, in the early hours of Monday (April 27th) caused floods and over a hundred landslides across areas of the city. The body of the last person who was missing due to landslides was pulled from the rubble yesterday afternoon (April 28th), bringing the number of deaths to fifteen.

The Civil Defense of Salvador recorded 316 instances of destruction caused by the rains. As of 2:45 PM on Tuesday, the agency had recorded 265 incidents, including 147 . . .

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