Deadly Brazil landslide

This item appears on page 5 of the April 2022 issue.

A landslide and flash floods killed at least 176 people in the eastern Brazilian city of Petrópolis on Feb 16, with more than 110 people still missing at press time. The city received as much rain the day before as it typically receives in the entire month of February.

The hilly city, north of Rio de Janeiro, is prone to landslides, the worst recorded incident having occurred in 2011 when more than 900 were killed.