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77 Dead as Storm Rains Chaos on Rio

By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Monday night saw intense rains fall on Rio de Janeiro which continued throughout Tuesday, flooding roads, causing landslides, and prompting city mayor Eduardo Paes to recommend Cariocas not to attempt their journeys to work or school on Tuesday morning.

Winds up to 75km/hour struck the city and heavy rains refused to relent for over 24 hours. The death toll had reached 77 across the state by 2PM on Tuesday with many more injured or feared missing.

Those Cariocas fortunate enough to make it home on Monday awoke on Tuesday morning . . .

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