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Brazil: Floods and Landslides (as of 07 Apr 2010) - Location Map

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RIO DE JANEIRO, April 7 (Reuters) - A landslide swept away dozens of houses near Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday night, worsening a disaster caused by heavy rains that has killed at least 138 people around Brazil's second-biggest city.

The heaviest rains in more than four decades that started on Monday triggered at least 180 mudslides that crushed shacks in hillside slums, causing most of the deaths, leaving 53 people missing and more than 3,200 homeless.