on 7 April. At least four people were killed as a result of rainfall in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, said in the night of Saturday, the local Civil defense.
According to authorities, a heavy shower fell on Saturday in the town of Teresopolis in the mountainous part of the state. Rainfall caused the descent of mud flows from the mountains. Emergency services have recorded eight landslides soil, which can be people.
In the area of the disaster sent rescue crews and dog handlers with dogs. Search operation is hampered by the darkness, but will resume in full on Saturday morning local time (about 13:00 GMT), said the service.
Information about victims and material damage continues to do.
In the state capital, six million Rio de Janeiro, located on the Atlantic coast in 110 kilometers South from PE, significant precipitations were observed.
In January 2011 in the state of Rio de Janeiro flood, recognized as the largest natural disaster in Brazilian history. In the heavy rain in seven cities in the mountainous part of the state, then killed more than 900 people.