Brazil: Several dead after heavy rainfall in Rio state
04 April 2022 | 2:55 pm
At least 14 people have died in Rio de Janeiro state after heavy rainfall triggered mudslides this weekend. Brazil has lately been reeling from a pattern of destructive storms.
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