Death toll from Southern Brazil cyclone climbs to 36
On Monday night, the cyclone emerged, unleashing powerful winds and heavy rainfall, resulting in floods and river surges.
On Wednesday, Brazilian news portal G1 reported that the death toll resulting from the cyclone that struck the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil on Monday has increased to 36.
This update comes after earlier reports in the day indicated that 31 people had lost their lives in the storm.
The Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul just experienced one of its worst weather-related disaster in its history after torrential rain triggered widespread flooding across the region. This bridge was swept away after the level of the Das Antas river rose by 22 meters. pic.twitter.com/2FdCXuAA5V— Nahel Belgherze (@WxNB_) September 6, 2023
On Monday night, the cyclone emerged, unleashing powerful winds and heavy rainfall, resulting in floods and river surges, as reported by various media outlets.
As of an earlier report on Wednesday, nearly 3,000 individuals were forced to evacuate their residences, and more than 1,600 found themselves without shelter.
The news portal also indicated that a total of 66 cities and towns in Brazil were impacted by the cyclone.
BRAZIL FLOODING – This morning, teams from the Federal Highway Police set out to rescue flood victims in Muçum. Along the way, they took a picture of the situation on the Taquari River in Lajeado.— FLASHINFODUPATRIOTE (@powerwil96) September 6, 2023
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