The death toll from heavy rains that caused flash floods and landslides rose in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state on Sunday 16, with three people missing, officials said.
Three days of heavy rains hit a wide stretch of the southeastern Atlantic coast of the southeastern state, the latest in a series of deadly disasters in Brazil that experts say are being exacerbated by climate change. .
Rescue workers pulled two bodies early Sunday morning from the mud and debris left by the smelter in the town of Monsuaba of Angra dos Reis, a 160 -mile coastal town ( 100 miles) southwest of the city of Rio de Janeiro, officials said.
Four children and four parents were killed there, the city government said. Emergency workers are searching for three people reported missing in Monsuaba.
A mother and six of her children, aged two to 17, have died in another displaced area in the beautiful colonial city of Paraty.
Seven children were rescued and taken to a hospital where they remained stable, according to the mayor’s office.
In the Rio town of Mesquita, a 38 -year -old man was used to trying to help someone escape the flood, officials and news reports said.
President Jair Bolsonaro said on Facebook that the federal government had sent military planes to help with the rescue effort and sent land crisis spokesman Alexandre Lucas to a state of 17.5 million people.
The new storms come six weeks after flash floods and landslides killed 233 people in the beautiful city of Petropolis, Brazil’s 19th summer capital, and in the state of Rio.
Fourteen people were killed in Brazil by heavy rains
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