The Niteroi municipality of the state of Rio de Janeiro has been hit by heavy rains for two days. The landslide occurred on Saturday leaving at least nine people dead and two more missing, according to the RCN radio broadcaster.
“Some people still remain missing, we are working to find out whether they were in their houses [when the landslide occurred],” a representative of the civil defense service of the state of Rio de Janeiro said.
According to the civil defense service, 11 people including three children have already been rescued. A total of 200 rescuers are working at the site with the search and rescue operation going to last for at least 48 hours.