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Deaths rise to 172 due to rains in southern Brazil

According to the report presented by Civil Defense, more than 2,3 million people have been affected

The number of deaths due to heavy rains and flooding rose to 172 in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, reported the Civil Defense of the South American country.

This Sunday and part of Monday, the level of the Guaíba River increased again and flooded some streets in Porto Alegre, which is why the competent agencies closed the roads. According to the report presented by Civil Defense, more than 2,3 million people have been affected, 42 are still missing due to storms and flooding of rivers in this border area with Argentina and Uruguay.

In addition, more than 77 people and 870 animals have been rescued. According to what was published on the Xinhua web portal, reviewed by AVN, since April 12, the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the main rice producer in Latin America, has been affected by this historic climate catastrophe.

sourceAVN

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