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Brazil: Death toll from floods, landslide reaches 13

Baku, July 25, AZERTAC

Death toll from the floods and landslides in Brazil's northeast reached 13 on Wednesday, local officials said, according to Anadolu Agency.

The Fire Department in the northeastern Pernambuco state confirmed five deaths in Recife, five in Abreu e Lima, three in Olinda, including minors and women who could not take shelter from mudslides and landslides.

Heavy rains paralyzed daily life in Recife, capital of Pernambuco since Tuesday.

Recife, which has a population of around four million, received 101 millimeters of rainfall for six hours, well beyond seasonal expectations.

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