Landslide in Rio’s Mangueira Area Affects 12 Homes

In total, 20 agents from the Civil Defense, the Municipal Guard and the Municipal Department of Public Order have been deployed.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A landslide in the upper part of the Mangueira favela in the north zone of Rio de Janeiro affected 12 homes in the early hours of August 7th. According to the city government, the Operations Center activated teams from the Civil Defense, Social Assistance, the Geotechnical Institute Foundation (Geo-Rio) and the Municipal Urban Cleaning Company (COMLURB) around 4:20 AM.

The Civil Defense has isolated the affected area and the teams are waiting for COMLURB [the city sanitation company] to remove the debris in order to assess the homes' structural condition. In total, 20 agents . . .

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