Sao Paulo – At least six people died in the torrential rains that buffeted the northeastern Brazilian state of Pernambuco over the weekend, emergency management officials said.
A mudslide killed four members of a family in Camaragibe, a city in the Recife metropolitan area, the Pernambuco emergency management office said.
A man was killed by a mudslide in Recife, the capital of Pernambuco, and a 13-year-old girl died when she fell into a flooded ditch in the neighboring city of Olinda.
The heavy rains, which hit the region on Saturday and Sunday, caused at least 48 mudslides in Pernambuco, affecting traffic and the delivery of some essential services.
Moderate rainfall is expected this week in the region, the weather service said.
About 50 cities in Pernambuco were affected by heavy rains in April and nine municipalities, where nearly 15,000 people were affected by flooding and other problems, were declared disaster areas.