Dozens killed as flooding and landslides hit Brazilian coast
February 20, 2023 - Authorities in the Brazilian state of São Paulo say at least 36 people have been killed in flooding and landslides, forcing some cities to cancel annual Carnival celebrations.
Dozens of people are missing and, while the number of dead is expected to rise, rescue workers say they hope to pull some of those trapped in flooded homes out of the mud alive.
The state government reported at least 35 deaths in São Sebastião and in Ubatuba, some 80km north-east, a seven-year-old girl was killed when a boulder weighing two tonnes hit her home.
Hundreds of people have been displaced and evacuated, the BBC said.