Why do poor people die when it rains hard in Rio de Janeiro and rich people dont?

And why do people live on such a steep slope in such poorly built houses? Especially when they know landslides will probably happen? They are not stupid so why do it?

The worst rains in 48 years in Rio de Janeiro have killed up to people by making an awful landslide engulf their houses and a children’s nursery.

anyone caught in this landslide would have been killed instantly

You can find out more about the story here and here

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