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Rain-fed Landslides, Flooding Kill At Least 19 in Brazil

Firefighters and residents search for victims near houses destroyed by a landslide after heavy rains in Franco da Rocha, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan 30, 2022. At least 19 people have died in cities in the interior of Brazil's largest state, Sao Paulo, after landslides caused by heavy rains that have hit the region since Saturday. (AP Photo/Orlando Junior-Futura Press)
Firefighters and residents search for victims near houses destroyed by a landslide after heavy rains in Franco da Rocha, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, Sunday, Jan 30, 2022. At least 19 people have died in cities in the interior of Brazil's largest state, Sao Paulo, after landslides caused by heavy rains that have hit the region since Saturday. (AP Photo/Orlando Junior-Futura Press)
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Brasilia, Brazil (AP) -- Landslides and flooding caused by heavy rains killed at least 19 people in Brazil’s most populous state Sunday while high waters forced some 500,000 families from their homes over the weekend, authorities said.

Three people from the same family died when a landslide destroyed their house in the city of Embu das Artes, according to the municipal government, while four other people were rescued by firemen.