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Floods in Brazil kill 75 people

Sun 05 May 2024 | 11:19 PM
Basant Ahmed

Massive floods in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil killed at least 75 people last week, and 103 people are still missing, local authorities in the state said on Sunday.

At least 155 people were injured, while the damage caused by the rains displaced more than 88,000 people.

Nearly 16,000 people have taken refuge in schools, gyms and other temporary shelters, according to the Associated Press.

The floods caused major devastation, which included landslides, road washouts and bridge collapses across the state.

The Brazilian President visited the city of Rio Grande do Sul for the second time today, Sunday, accompanied by Defense Minister Jose Museo, Finance Minister Fernando Haddad, Environment Minister Marina Silva and others. He and his team examined the effects of the floods in Porto Alegre, which was flooded with water.