Two people were killed and at least two people were injured under the rubble at Morro da Esperança, in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area, the information was confirmed by the local press office. Landslides have caused homes to collapse, according to the Fire Department.
The victims have not been identified. Their gender and age were not disclosed until the latest update from this report. A baby and a young man were rescued by the military.
The victims were taken to Lima Azevedo Hospital, but residents in the area also took the victim to Mario Monteiro Hospital – before the rescue arrived.
According to the corporation, a rock rolled from the upper part of the community, which is in Piratininga, and hit at least five houses. Firefighters are still looking for more victims under the rubble.
At 5:00 a person has been saved with minor injuries. Health Agencies, Social Welfare, Civil Defense, Department of Work, Conservation and Public Services are on the premises.
The case happened to Estrada Francisco da Cruz Nunes, which was banned. The location is close to Shopping Multicenter in Itaipu.
For 8 years, Morro did Bumba
On April 7, 2010, the city of Niterói also experienced a tragedy that marked the entire state of Rio de Janeiro. Forty-eight people were killed in a landslide that buried hundreds of homes in Morro do Bumba, a community around Viçoso Jardim.
The main reason for the disaster is the construction of houses on unstable land, where in the past there were landfills. According to the City Hall of Niterói press office, it was the first slip since the Morro do Bumba case.
"Since 2013, the City of Niterói has invested more than R $ 150 million in detention work on 50 city slopes," said City Hall communication.
Slide dead leaves on Morro da Esperança, in Niterói – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
The Niterói landslide died – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
The house collapsed while slipping on Morro da Esperança, Niterói – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
Agents and residents helped save Morro da Esperança – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo
Garbage in Niterói – Photo: Personal archive