Death Toll Rises to Ten After Rio’s Heavy Rains

The devastation around the city due to the rainstorm led to severe criticism of Rio de Janeiro mayor, Marcelo Crivella.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of victims of Monday night's heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro rose to ten yesterday as firefighters located a missing taxi with three people onboard that was buried under tons of mud, two residents of the Babilônia community, and two people in the Western region of the city, in Santa Cruz.

Lindenberg Martins, an application-based driver who was near Botafogo's Rio Sul shopping center at the time of the avalanche, told G1 that he warned those stuck in traffic about the mudslide, including the . . .

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