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Death Toll From Landslides, Flooding Climbs to 24 in Brazil

Firefighters remove the body of a landslide victim after heavy rains in Franco da Rocha, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, Monday, Jan 31, 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/Marcelo Chello)
Firefighters remove the body of a landslide victim after heavy rains in Franco da Rocha, Sao Paulo state, Brazil, Monday, Jan 31, 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/Marcelo Chello)

Franco Da Rocha, Brazil (AP) -- The death toll from landslides and flooding set off by heavy rains in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state reached 24 on Monday as firefighters continued pulling bodies from the mud.

Brazil’s most populous state was blasted with rain over the weekend, and hundreds of thousands of people were forced from their homes. The death toll had stood at 19 late Sunday, according to a statement from the civil defense authority.