Torrential rains, mudslides kill dozens in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state

France24 says At least 94 people died in the historic Brazilian mountain town of Petropolis, local government officials said on Wednesday.
Torrential rains, mudslides kill dozens in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state

Torrential rains, mudslides kill dozens in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state

France24 says At least 94 people died in the historic Brazilian mountain town of Petropolis, local government officials said on Wednesday, after heavy rains caused mudslides that buried homes, flooded the streets and washed away cars and buses.

Located in the hills above Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis, or the “Imperial City,” was the summer getaway of Brazil’s monarchs in the 19th century. On Wednesday, there was scant evidence of its regal charms, after the floods ravaged its elegant streets and destroyed its Germanic buildings. Rainfall on Tuesday exceeded the average for the entire month of February.

Hilda, a resident who declined to give her full name, was distraught as she waited in the street near the remains of her house that she shared with eight people.

https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20220217-torrential-rains-mudslides-kill-dozens-in-brazil-s-rio-de-janeiro-state


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