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Death Toll in Brazil Landslides Rises to 117, with 100+ Still Missing

HeadlineFeb 18, 2022

In Brazil, the death toll from massive flooding and mudslides in the city of Petrópolis — triggered by some of the most intense rains seen in decades — rose to at least 117 Thursday. Over 100 people are missing. Survivors dug through debris, collapsed homes and structures, trying to find loved ones as rescue efforts continue. This is a Petrópolis resident.

Luci Vieira dos Santos: “I’ve got no words. I’m destroyed, destroyed because of everything we’ve lost — our neighbors, our friends. The house, that doesn’t matter. We are alive. What about those who passed away?”

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