Death toll of rains in Brazil rises to 231

08:59, April 13, 2010      

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The death toll of the landslides as a result of pouring rains in Brazil rose to 231 on Monday, the local Firemen Corps said.

The firemen said that they have finished the rescue work in Dos Prazeres Hill in Santa Teresa district in Rio de Janeiro, after finding the last two corpses, to make a total of 30 corpses in the zone.

The rescue continues in Do Bumba Hill and the neighboring city of Niteroi, in the other side of Guanabara Bay, where there were found 33 corpses and it is expected to find even more.

The number of deaths in Niteroi rose to 146, in Rio de Janeiro to 65, while the rest of the deaths are from Sao Goncalo municipality, where there were found 16 and the other four were from Petropolis, Mage, Nilopolis and Paracambi.

Rio de Janeiro's mayor office announced on Monday it began the evacuation of the inhabitants of Fogueteiros and Prazeres Hills, in Santa Teresa district, two of the eight hills where there are more risks.

The evacuated families will be relocated and receive money to rent a provisional house.



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