44 dead, 56 missing in Brazil downpours
Torrential rains have also led to the injury of 25 and the displacement of 533 and left 3,957 people without shelter in northeastern Brazil.
Torrential rains that have lashed northeastern Brazil since Tuesday have killed at least 44 people and left another 56 people missing, the government said in an updated toll on Sunday.
"We registered 44 dead, 56 missing, 25 injured, 3,957 without shelter, and 533 displaced," Minister of Regional Development Daniel Ferreira told a press conference in Recife, the capital of the northeastern Pernambuco state.
Heavy flooding in NE Brazil in torrential rain, flooding and landslides. Over 200 mm in 24 hours in some places, 300-400 mm possible over the weekend. 35 deaths reported already. https://t.co/Y3Xlg1SIsP— Kees van der Leun (@Sustainable2050) May 29, 2022
According to him, twenty-five people were injured in the powerful storms that hit the port city of Recife, and approximately 4,000 people lost their homes.
Thirty people died on Saturday alone as a result of the terrible weather, which began in the middle of the week and produced many landslides amid torrential downpours.
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Good evening everyone,
Torrential downpours of rain, have caused severe flooding in #Manaus Brazil yesterday. ( I did like the lady's idea for a boat near the end of the video!!)
Video courtesy of Carlos Semidy.
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The Pernambuco state administration stated that more than 200 milliliters of rain fell in the greater Recife area in less than 24 hours.
"Although it has stopped raining, for now, we expect more heavy rains in the coming days. So the most important thing is to maintain protective measures," Ferreira said.