Death toll rises to 50 in floods in Brazil

08:21, April 07, 2010      

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A car moves on a flooded road in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 6, 2010. (Xinhua/Song Weiwei)

At least 50 people were killed in floods in the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, local officials said Tuesday.

The floods, caused by heavy rains starting from Monday night, have paralyzed the traffic in the state capital of Rio de Janeiro, where eight people were killed.

Airports and major railway stations were temporarily closed down and the state government has asked the residents to keep indoors.

According to a senior government official, the fire brigade are making every effort to rescue people in need.


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