In Brazil at least nine people were killed due to landslide

© AFP 2018 / O Tempo/ Lincon ZarbiettiСотрудники ambulance in Brazil. Archival photoIn Brazil at least nine people were killed due to landslide© AFP 2018 / O Tempo/ Lincon Zarbietti

At least nine people were killed, many were injured due to landslide in the state of Rio de Janeiro, according to radio station RCN, citing rescue services.

It is noted that in the last two days in the state are heavy rains affected the municipality of Niteroi. The landslide occurred on Saturday. According to the fire service, nine people were killed and two were missing.

«Some people are still missing, we are working to establish whether they were in their homes (at the time of the incident — ed.) to understand the direction of work in the coming hours,» — said the representative of service of civil defense of Rio de Janeiro Roberto Robadey.

In this report the rescue of 11 people. People who were rescued, were injured, they were hospitalized. Among the saved — a baby and two children, said Rabadi.

On-site work 200 specialists, search-and-rescue operation will last at least 48 hours.