Brazil: 30 killed by floods and landslides; More than 3500 people were evacuated

  • Flood-like conditions in southeastern Brazil after the rains that have continued for the past two days.
  • Most people lost their lives in Belo Horizonte due to landslides.

Rio de Janeiro: As many as 30 have died in southeastern Brazil following floods and landslides following heavy rains for the past two days. At the same time, 17 people are being reported missing. According to the civil defense team engaged in relief and rescue work, three and a half thousand people have been evacuated to safer places after heavy rains in Minas Gerais state.

Initially the death toll was 11. But this figure increased on Saturday. Most of the deaths occurred in the capital Belo Horizonte. According to the Meteorological Department, the city broke the record of the last 110 years of rain on Friday. 171.8 mm of rainfall was recorded in the last 24 hours, after which several houses collapsed due to landslides. Many people lost their lives by being submerged in it.

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