Torrential rains leave at least 11 dead in Brazil

Torrential rains leave at least 11 dead in Brazil
Torrential rains leave at least 11 dead in Brazil

Hello and welcome to the details of Torrential rains leave at least 11 dead in Brazil and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Picture of a car in the water heavy rains during the night caused destruction in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on January 14, 2024. — AFP pic

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 15 — Torrential rains that turned avenues into rivers killed at least 11 people in Rio de Janeiro, the fire department told AFP yesterday.

The rainstorm hit northern parts of Rio particularly hard, where people died in a landslide, drownings, and electrocutions. Firefighters were still searching for a woman who went missing after her car fell into a river as of yesterday evening.

Water from the storm reached the roofs of cars on some stretches of Avenida de Brasil, a major thoroughfare in the city.

Mayor Eduardo Paes decreed the situation an “emergency” and urged people to stay home for their own safety, and so as not to disrupt rescue and recovery efforts.

Advertisement

A dozen bus lines shut down and several metro stations were closed because of water on the tracks.

Some parts of the city received a month’s worth of rain typical in January in just 24 hours and a report from firefighters showed they had responded to 200 storm-related events.

In Acari, one of the worst affected neighbourhoods, waters flooded the basement offices of the Ronaldo Gazolla hospital and businesses were hit hard.

Advertisement

“I arrived at work and everything was flooded. Every year the same thing happens when it rains hard here, it turns into a pool, a lagoon,” said Alexandre Gomes, trying to remove water from the store where she works.

A national agency that monitors natural disasters said there was a high risk of landslides in eight towns in the surrounding Rio de Janeiro state. — AFP

These were the details of the news Torrential rains leave at least 11 dead in Brazil for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Eight female bodies recovered from Nairobi dump: police
NEXT US military raises alert level for Europe bases: reports

Author Information

I have been an independent financial adviser for over 11 years in the city and in recent years turned my experience in finance and passion for journalism into a full time role. I perform analysis of Companies and publicize valuable information for shareholder community. Address: 2077 Sharon Lane Mishawaka, IN 46544, USA Phone: (+1) 574-255-1083 Email: [email protected]