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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The death toll in Petropólis, where heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides, has reached 28, the Secretariat of Civil Defense said. Intense rainfall overnight Sunday has devastated the historic city in the Região Serrana, in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro.

The search for the missing was continuing Thursday morning, with sniffer dogs and military personnel focused in the Quitandinha neighborhood, which recorded 499 mm of rain . . .

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