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Iran offers condolences to Brazil over flooding

7 April 2010 17:38

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast has offered Iran’s condolences to Brazil over Monday’s mudslides and flooding.

“I would like to express my condolences to the people and government of Brazil on behalf of the Iranian nation and government,” Mehmanparast said on Wednesday.

“We hope and pray that those injured in the incident will recover as soon as possible.”

Mudslides and flooding have so far claimed the lives of at least 95 people in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro.

The precipitation which began late Monday is recorded as the worst for the city of Rio in the past 30 years.

According to Rio’s mayor Eduardo da Costa Paes, the situation in Brazil’s second-largest city is chaotic.

At least 39 people were killed by a landslide in a plush beach resort halfway between Rio de Janeiro and the port city of Santos in January.

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