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Mudslide near Rio de Janeiro kills 5, injures 11

AP  |  Rrio De Janeiro 

Five people were killed and 11 injured in a mudslide near on Saturday, Brazilian authorities said.

Roberto Robadey, Rio's civil defense department head, told the Globo TV network that the mudslide in the city of was caused by two days of heavy downpours.

He said people were killed and injured when a large boulder rolled on top of six houses in the Boa Esperanca neighborhood.

Rescue workers were searching for victims and survivors trapped underneath the rubble and mud.

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First Published: Sun, November 11 2018. 00:35 IST