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Mudslide near Rio de Janeiro kills 5, injures 11

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Updated: 11-11-2018 00:27 IST

Rrio De Janeiro, Nov 10 (AP) Five people were killed and 11 injured in a mudslide near Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, Brazilian authorities said.

Roberto Robadey, Rio's civil defense department head, told the Globo TV network that the mudslide in the city of Niteroi was caused by two days of heavy downpours.

He said people were killed and injured when a large boulder rolled on top of six houses in the Boa Esperanca neighborhood.

Rescue workers were searching for victims and survivors trapped underneath the rubble and mud. AP



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