RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the Fire Department, eight people died this Wednesday, July 24th, as a result of the heavy rainfall that has been affecting the Metropolitan Region of Recife (RMR) since dawn.

The storm also brought down walls and trees and caused several flooding points, hindering bus traffic. In some neighboring cities, school classes have been canceled.

Two deaths recorded by the Fire Department occurred on the Estrada do Passarinho, in the Recife area, and another in the neighborhood of Dois Unidos, also in the capital city of Pernambuco. Two other deaths were confirmed in Águas Compridas . . .

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