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Recife: 14 killed in Brazil apartment block collapse

An apartment building has collapsed in the city of Recife in north-eastern Brazil, killing at least 14 people, rescuers say.

Two children, aged five and eight, were among the victims when the block disintegrated on Friday.

The cause was not immediately clear, but Recife has been pounded by heavy rain in recent days.

Reports say three people were rescued from the rubble and six are still missing in the Janga neighbourhood.


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