Brazil floods: Death toll rises to 90 with five more fatalities

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | May 08, 2024 IST

Brazil floods: Death toll rises to 90 with five more fatalities

Sao Paulo, May 8: The death toll due to the storms ravaging south Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state rose to 90 as five more people lost their lives in the last 24 hours, the state's civil defence agency said.

In the state bordering Uruguay and Argentina, record rainfall, flooding and mudslides have left 132 people missing and 361 injured and forced over 200,000 residents to evacuate their homes over the past eight days, Xinhua news agency reported.

According to the state's civil defence agency, over 1.4 million people in 388 of the state's 497 towns, including the capital city Porto Alegre, have been affected by the disaster.

More than 85 per cent of the city's population has lost access to potable water, leading authorities to ration the supply.

Classes have been suspended statewide, as 790 schools were affected by flooding, 388 sustained damage and another 52 are serving to shelter those evacuated.

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has visited the disaster sites and pledged federal aid.

A series of climatic phenomena have caused rain-bearing clouds to gather and remain over half of the state, which was hit by nine extratropical cyclones in 2023.

 

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