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Mudslides kill 9 people in poor neighborhood near Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- Brazilian authorities say at least
nine people are dead in mudslides triggered by torrential rains.
Three children were among the victims after homes and roads were
swept away in a mountainous region outside of Rio de Janeiro.
Rio Civil Defense says the equivalent of three weeks worth of
rain fell in less than an hour early today.


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