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Heavy rains hit the city of São Paulo, Brazil, killing one person by a fallen tree.

Heavy rains hit the city of São Paulo, Brazil, killing one person by a fallen tree.

△A female driver was hit by a fallen tree and died on the spot (Photo Source: Brazilian Global Media Group)

From 14:00 to 16:00 local time on December 1, the city of São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, was hit by heavy rains, causing waterlogging, landslides and several trees to collapse. A car driving in the rain was hit by fallen trees on a road in the Villa Mariana district south of São Paulo.

At that time, there were four people in the car, a female driver died on the spot, and another 45-year-old man and two children were rescued and sent to the hospital for treatment.

Local media staff also recorded a picture of a courier riding a motorcycle delivering goods being crushed by dumped trees. The trapped person kept calling for help to attract the attention of the passers-by around him. Then the passers-by called the police and the trapped people were rescued.

According to the data of the São Paulo Climate Emergency Management Center, heavy rains caused seven waterlogging disasters in São Paulo. At 15:32, the São Paulo Metropolitan Railway Company warned passengers that some sections of Metro Line 10 were temporarily suspended due to a large amount of water in the track, and the line returned to normal operation 20 minutes later.

△ Courier trapped by fallen trees (Image source: Brazilian Global Media Group)

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