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Mar 9, 2015

04:31:00 GMT--Landslide - South-America - Brazil

EDIS Number: LS-20150309-47249-BRA

Date / time: 09/03/2015 04:28:35 [UTC]

Event: Landslide

Area: South-America

Country: Brazil

State/County: State of Sao Paulo

Location: Santana de Parnaƃ­ba

Number of Deads: 3 person(s)

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: 1 person(s)

Damage level: Minor


Three children were killed Saturday night when their house where they were sleeping was buried in a landslide caused by strong rains, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, local Fire Brigade informed on Sunday. The landslide occurred on Saturday night in Santana do Parnaiba, in the metropolitan region of the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo ( southeast), when the three brothers aged between 7 and 13 were sleeping with their mother at home. The mother, Carola Rodrigues, and one of the boys were rescued alive by firefighters and sent to Santa Ana Hospital. But the boy died later in the hospital. According to the fire fighters, the bodies of the other two children were found on early Sunday morning. Official reports said another son of Rodrigues escaped the fatal incident as he was sleeping at his grandparents' house when the landslide occurred. In the past weeks, Sao Paulo has been affected by strong rains which caused flooding and material damage.

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