Last Updated: Saturday, March 12, 2016

Brazil: Landslide and flooding in Sao Paulo kill 19

Flooding and landslides triggered by torrential rainfall have claimed lives of at least 19 people in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

A landslide buried 11 people in Francisco de Morato city of Sao Paulo, La Prensa reported. Four people died in a mudslide in Mairipora. At least eight people have gone missing in the area.

Similarly, two people drowned in floodwater in Guarulhos and another two in Cajamar.

Severe weather in Brazil also interrupted flights for six hours at the Sao Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport.