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Brazil: At least 171 people died after flash floods and mudslides 


  • Search and clean-up efforts continue in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis, 6 days after flash floods and mudslides that have killed at least 171 people. 
  • The victims include at least 27 children and teenagers, while more than 120 are still missing.
  • Repeated downpours have hampered the work of emergency teams, with authorities saying it is unlikely anyone will be found alive. About 900 people are being housed in schools and shelters.