Death toll after Collapsing Buildings Rio de Janeiro Rises to Fifteen

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The death toll due to the collapse of two residential buildings in Rio de Janeiro has increased to fifteen. Nine people are still missing, Brazilian officials say.

The buildings in a poor neighbourhood collapsed four days ago after heavy rainfall. At least ten people were injured. Rescue workers are still looking for survivors in the rubble. They use specially trained dogs and also work through the night.

The collapsed buildings were in the Muzema area, a so-called favela, where gangs often serve as the service. Many of the cheaply built houses have been built without the permission of the Brazilian city of millions.

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