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Flash flood kills seven in Brazil

At least seven people have been killed in a flash flood in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan region, the fire brigade said.
None | By Xinhua, Rio De Janeiro
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2008 10:45 AM IST

At least seven people have been killed in a flash flood in Rio de Janeiro's metropolitan region, the fire brigade said.

The flood Monday was caused by heavy rainfall near the source of a river and it swept away people sunbathing near one of the river's waterfalls in the municipality of Guapimirim.

Local authorities estimated that approximately 50 people were bathing by the waterfall at the time of the flood and rescue workers were searching for other victims.

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