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Neymar Donates Food Relief to Brazil Flood Victims

Wed 08 May 2024 | 02:00 PM
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Al Hilal and Brazil National team star Neymar sent food relief and humanitarian aid to his country, Brazil, after it was hit by widespread floods, media reports highlighted on Wednesday. 

The 32-year-old star posted an image of an aircraft that carried food relief to Brazil. He captioned the photo: "I don't like and don't like to post everything I do or help, because who does it .. do it from the heart, not from the commitment. So, this post is to encourage more people to help. I'd like to thank the pilots of my aircraft and everyone involved. I'm here from afar praying that everything goes back to normal... My father is taking care of me and giving all the help possible."

Last Saturday, the state capital, Porto Alegre, witnessed an "unprecedented" disaster.

Nearly 150,000 people have been forced to leave their homes, with over a million homes left without water due to destructive floods hitting southern Brazil in recent days. 85 were reported killed due to the storm.

A powerful explosion at a gas station on Saturday resulted in at least two deaths in Porto Alegre, according to a correspondent for Agence France-Presse who was present at the scene.

The explosion occurred as rescue vehicles were refueling at the station, which was inundated by floods.

The governor of the state noted that Rio Grande do Sul is experiencing its "worst weather disaster" with nearly 300 towns suffering damage.

Several towns have become isolated as floodwaters or landslides have cut off roads, and communications in the state have been disrupted, with rain expected to continue until at least Sunday.

Authorities have issued evacuation orders for some areas of Porto Alegre, the state capital with a population of about 1.4 million, where several waterways converge.

The river's water level has risen to 5.09 meters, surpassing the record of 4.76 meters set in 1941, according to the municipal government.