Ten folks had been killed and 11 injured in a mudslide close to Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, Brazilian authorities mentioned.

Roberto Robadey, Rio’s civil defence division head, instructed the Globo TV community that the mudslide within the metropolis of Niteroi was attributable to heavy downpours.

He mentioned folks had been killed and injured when a big boulder rolled on prime of six homes within the Boa Esperanca shantytown.

Folks holds up a sheet as firefighters work on the particles on Saturday. (Leo Correa/Related Press)

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“It rained lots over the previous two days and a state of alert was declared for Niteroi,” he mentioned. “Folks had been suggested of the scenario and had been really helpful to maneuver to safer areas.”

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However Claudio dos Santos, president of the Boa Esperanca Residents’ Affiliation, instructed Globo TV that a number of households “refused to go away.”

Rescue staff had been trying to find victims and survivors trapped underneath the particles and dust.

The Rio fireplace division mentioned the lifeless included a three-year-old boy, two aged ladies and a middle-aged man. It didn’t give any extra details about the victims.

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Rosemary Caetano da Silva, a resident of Boa Esperanca, instructed Globo TV that her eight-year-old granddaughter was buried beneath the rubble.

She additionally mentioned she managed to rescue her grandson who was taken to a hospital.

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