At least 19 people are now known to have died in Brazil after a massive slab of hillside, loosened by torrential rain, buried a luxury hotel.

Three other houses were also wiped out by the mountain of mud near to the city of Angra dos Ries, close to Rio. Emergency crews were continuing to scramble through the debris in search of more survivors.

Authorities say more than 50 people have been killed after a spate of slides hit the region. Further heavy rain is predicted.

A popular tourist destination with both Brazilians and foreigners, a number of the victims were also locals. euronews

Update 1 Brazil death toll from floods, mudslides rises to 64

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