Landslide kills 2, injures 2 in SE Brazil

14:09, July 08, 2011      

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Two people were killed and two others injured Thursday in a landslide in a shantytown of Sao Paulo, southeastern Brazil, local sources said.

A three-year-old boy and a pregnant 17-year-old were killed. The older brother of the dead boy, who is five years old, and another teenage girl, aged 16, were injured. Both were rescued from the site with minor injuries.

The landslide hit an area of 7,000 square meters, damaging four houses. The cause of the landslide is not immediately known.

Sixty-five firefighters were mobilized to participate in the rescue operation, using several vehicles and three sniffer dogs, according to local sources.

Source: Xinhua
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