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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - At least three people have died following flooding in Petrópolis, in Rio de Janeiro state’s mountainous region of Região Serrana, local media reported. The state secretary of Civil Defense, Sérgio Simões, told Globo that at least three people were killed during the early hours of Monday.

"The state government has mobilized all its equipment, specifically that of the State Environmental Institute (INEA) with machinery and trucks so that we can clear roads blocked by accumulated earth," he said.

Simoes met the mayor of Petrópolis, Rubens . . .

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