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At least 11 people killed after heavy Rio de Janeiro rains

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Heavy rains that buffeted Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state this weekend have killed at least 11 people, according to the state fire service.

The rains flooded streets, the capital city’s metro line, and people’s homes, bringing down trees and causing landslides.

Heavy rains that buffeted Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state this weekend have killed at least 11 people, according to the state fire service. REUTERSP
A child was seen collecting belongings in a flooded area after heavy rains hit Rio de Janeiro. REUTERSP
The rains flooded streets, the capital city’s metro line, and people’s homes, bringing down trees and causing landslides. REUTERSP
Firefighters are still looking for one woman who is missing after her vehicle fell into a river. REUTERSP
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s government offered federal support while Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes announced a state of emergency.
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A woman sits outside her house with her belongings after heavy rains in an area affected by heavy rains. REUTERSP

Rio’s Mayor Eduardo Paes announced a state of emergency while President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s government offered federal support.

Firefighters are still looking for one woman who is missing after her vehicle fell into a river.

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