By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Flooding and mudslides resulting from last week's torrential rains in the mountainous region of the State of Rio de Janeiro, known as Região Serrana, have already taken more than 600 lives by Saturday night, and it is registered as the worst weather-related tragedy in Brazil's history.

Five cities in the region have confirmed deaths due to the disaster, with Nova Friburgo and Teresópolis each . . .

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