Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Tragedy in Brazil due to floods and expectations of dozens of deaths


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com

A state of sadness and sorrow among citizens in Brazil, especially in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, due to floods caused by the heavy rains that covered large areas of the city amid expectations of dozens of dead and injured.

The authorities announced Tuesday that at least three people were killed, and the American network ABC said sirens had been launched in 21 areas within the city’s flood risk to alert citizens to go to safe places. The streets and the trees were uprooted.

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For his part, the mayor of the city Marcelo Crivella said the city is in a crisis, and called on citizens to stay indoors if they can.

The streets have been paralyzed as a result of large water buildup, while the authorities are trying to run the streets and transport the injured from heavy rains to hospitals.

Late summer rains filled many neighborhoods and blocked major roads in the capital and several other cities, while rail and bus services were cut in some areas.

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