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Heavy rains in Brazil cause flooding, landslides; 11 killed

Last Updated Jan 25, 2020 at 11:14 am PST

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Summary

Heavy rain has caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil

More rain is expected in well-populated parts of Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo

RIO DE JANEIRO — Heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil, killing at least 11 people, authorities said Saturday.

Two people died on Saturday in Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais state, civil defense officials said. A total of 11 have died in the state since Friday, they said.

More rain is expected in Minas Gerais as well as other parts of Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.