Rio de Janeiro_(dpa) _ Heavy rain,
with the resulting floods and landslides, has caused the deaths of at least
50 people in one week in south-eastern Brazil.
Brazilian media reported on Monday, quoting
civil protection sources, that the search continues for several people
who remain missing. Scores of cities and villages have decreed the state
of emergency over the past few days.
The number of dead rose to 28 in the
state of Rio de Janeiro alone, according to the media, while 20 people
have died in Minas Gerais.
The press reported that numerous shanties