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Brazil: Rains kill 54 people, more than 30,000 displaced

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Robert Frank
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The rains forced more than 30,000 people to displace in southeast Brazil, while the rains claimed 54 lives and left 18 others missing. Storms in the country in recent days caused floods, landslides and flooded entire neighborhoods. Houses were erected on the highest hills in Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo and Rio de Janeiro.

The rain subsided, but the rain is expected to resume later in the week in some areas, and the flooded roads have become swift currents that sweep away their victims, cars and anything that meets them, while the displaced are being transferred to temporary shelters in churches, schools and stations Amortization.

Authorities of Brazil requested that clothes, blankets and mattresses be donated to the victims. In Minas Gerais, 15,000 people were evacuated, and in Espírito Santo, about 10,000 others were evacuated, according to local rescue teams.

Local news media in Rio de Janeiro said that at least 6,000 people were evacuated based on municipal data.

The Rio de Janeiro authorities did not immediately respond to requests to issue official data, and local authorities warned that the city of Belo Horizonte, which has a population of about 6 million people, may witness about a hundred millimeters of rain over the next three days.

The city experienced 171 millimeters of rain during the 24 hours from Thursday to Friday, the highest rate of rainfall recorded in 110 years, and more than 120 municipalities in Minas Gerais state declared a state of emergency.

AFP released Ariel footage floods in Sabara town, homes near the banks of Rio das Velas were completely submerged by mud and water.

Minas Gerais, one of the highest mountains in the country, and is the highest in São Paulo. The Pico das Agulhas Negras is part of the Serra da Mantiqueira, a mountain range, and is situated in the states of Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais. At 2791 metres high, this mountain is the fifth highest in Brazil.

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