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Brazil: At least 2 dead, dozens missing in landslide in Guaratuba01:46

Brazil: At least 2 dead, dozens missing in landslide in Guaratuba

Brazil, Guaratuba
December 1, 2022 at 22:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

A landslide hit the Guaratuba motorway on Monday. Rescuers estimate that at least two people are dead and dozens are under the rubble. The fire service estimates that the number of possible missing persons may be less than 30.

Footage shows rescuers working at the scene of the tragedy, digging up the collapsed soil to find the victims.

According to local media, so far the figures of the tragedy remain two bodies removed from the scene and six rescued, including an injured one. The northbound airstrip was cleared this morning, with 7,000 cubic metres of earth mass removed from the site.

Heavy wreckers and trucks are still on site, helping to open up access to the search and rescue areas for specialist teams. Dewatering of flooded areas is also underway to reduce the risk of further landslides at the site.

Brazil: At least 2 dead, dozens missing in landslide in Guaratuba01:46
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A landslide hit the Guaratuba motorway on Monday. Rescuers estimate that at least two people are dead and dozens are under the rubble. The fire service estimates that the number of possible missing persons may be less than 30.

Footage shows rescuers working at the scene of the tragedy, digging up the collapsed soil to find the victims.

According to local media, so far the figures of the tragedy remain two bodies removed from the scene and six rescued, including an injured one. The northbound airstrip was cleared this morning, with 7,000 cubic metres of earth mass removed from the site.

Heavy wreckers and trucks are still on site, helping to open up access to the search and rescue areas for specialist teams. Dewatering of flooded areas is also underway to reduce the risk of further landslides at the site.