Until the beginning of the night, 11 people were rescued alive from the debris. According to the Department of Firemen, there were still at least four faults and the searches were maintained throughout the night.
In the night work, a generator has been installed in the community to help illuminate the area. Several firefighting teams worked on the scene with the help of volunteers.
One of the last confirmed deaths was an 11-month-old baby. The Department of Pumping has not confirmed the number of lost remains, but the corporation works with the possibility of finding more living victims under the rubble.
Slip into Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, leave 10 dead and injured
We always work with this possibility [de encontrar sobreviventes]. We are very careful to do rescue work, which is practically done, with the possibility of finding people with life
– Col. Roberto Robadey, commander of the Fire Department and Civil Defense
The official said that after the tragedy, 25 properties were interdicted in the community in a preventive manner. Robadey said there is no rain forecast in the next hours, which could further increase the risk of collapses.
What we know so far
- 9 inhabited houses and one pizzeria were hit by the landslide
- According to firefighters, a rock rolled and reached the buildings
- 11 people were rescued alive. Among them, there is a baby
- 10 people died. Among them, three children and two older women
- Residents say there are still at least four missing
- Firefighters were called at 4:13
The neighbors of the community of Good Hope accompany the rescue of the victims of the slide in Niterói – Photo: TV Globo
- "It was not a safe region," says accident risk management specialist at Niterói
The mayor of Niterói, Rodrigo Neves (PDT), said that the site was not considered a high geological risk, and that the tragedy was caused by a "crack in the massif" of the incline.
"This phenomenon today was not a landslide. In fact, what happened was a cracking of the massif from a point where the tragedy unfortunately occurred."
Local art show where Niteroi was slipped – Photo: Roberta Jaworski / G1
The Secretary of Civil Defense, commander Roberto Robadey, claims that the city was in the rainy season during the last days.
"It has come a long way in the last two days. Niterói was in a state of alert and alert according to the area and the communities were warned about this situation, with a recommendation to look for safe places," he told GloboNews.watch the video interview below).
According to the president of the association of residents of Morro da Boa Esperança, Claudio dos Santos, some properties were interrupted, but the mayor denied the information.
Firefighters work on the rescue of the sliding victims on the Niterói hill
In a statement, Governor-elect Wilson Witze said he regretted what had happened. He informed that he was in the afternoon Good Hope community to express solidarity with the relatives and friends of the victims and to accompany the rescue work carried out by the Department of Firefighters. He also said that he gathered information to be studied during the transition period of the government.
A task team was created early in the morning to rescue the victims of the tragedy. About 200 Niterói Civil Defense professionals, Workers, Conservation, Social Assistance, Health and Cleaning Company are working in an integrated way with the teams of the Department of Firefighters and Civil Defense of the State to replace the victims. The agents of the NITTrans and the Municipal Guard coordinate access traffic to the region.
It was based on a support base at the Francisco Francisco Neves de Piratininga Municipal School to receive homelessness. The Municipal Department of Social Welfare and Human Rights has informed that it provides food in the facilities, as well as the donation of basic food baskets for families who choose to be with family and friends.
"Everyone knew what would happen"
Among the dead there is a boy, two women over 60, a 37-year-old man and a middle-aged woman, according to the Department of Firefighters. The age and sex of the 11 rescuers have not yet been disclosed by the corporation.
According to the State Hospital, Azevedo Lima, there are 6 patients who have been hospitalized. Two are children (2 and 3 years old), one of them in serious condition, and the rest are between 20 and 30 years old.
Resident Romeu Caetano da Silva, who was injured in the landslide, says his 8-month granddaughter is in the rubble.
"My 8 month old granddaughter is buried there, I got a grandson who is in the hospital and my children are in the hospital." Everything that is happening there, everyone knew what was going to happen. I would take action, "said Rosemary.
Rescued Redeemer says that an 8-month-old granddaughter is missing after moving to Niterói
For 8 years, the Morro do Bumba
On April 7, 2010, the city of Niterói also suffered a tragedy that marked the entire state of Rio de Janeiro. Forty-eight people died in the landslide that buried hundreds of houses in Morro do Bumba, a community in the neighborhood of Viçoso Jardim.
The main reason for the catastrophe was the construction of houses on unstable terrain, where in the past there was a landfill. According to the press office of the City Council of Niterói, it is the first slip in the case of Morro do Bumba.
"Since 2013, the city of Niterói has invested more than R $ 150 million in containment work in 50 clues of the city," says the City Council communication.
Who can help the victims of the slip in the Morro da Boa Esperança to see here how are the efforts. Among the items that must be needed are personal care products, underwear, disposable utensils and cleaning products. See more slide pictures in Niterói
Slides dead leaves in Morro da Esperança, in Niterói – Photography: Reproduction / TV Globe
The slip of Niterói leaves dead – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globe
House collapses in slip in Morro da Esperança, Niterói – Photography: Reproduction / TV Globe
Agents and residents help rescue Morro da Esperança – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globe
Litter in Niterói – Photo: Personal archive
Survivor rescued from the collapse of Morro da Esperança – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globe