RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At least nine people drowned in the state of São Paulo during the September 7th extended holiday. Seven died on the coast and two in Greater São Paulo, according to the Fire Department.
At least two other people were rescued alive by firemen and referred to a hospital. There is still no information about their health condition.
Among the victims who lost their lives at sea, three were in the city of Guarujá and two in Mongaguá, both on São Paulo's south coast. One person died in Bertioga and another in Ubatuba . . .