Torrential rains in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state between Friday and Sunday left no less than 18 individuals lifeless, authorities mentioned.
“Since final Friday, the turmoil brought on by the unhealthy climate triggered 18 deaths, together with seven youngsters and left round 500 individuals with out houses or displaced,” mentioned the Sao Paulo state authorities, citing the Civil Protection physique, experiences AFP.
After flying over affected areas, Governor Joao Doria introduced he was releasing 15 million reales ($2.7 million) to assist the ten most affected cities and 645 municipalities in Brazil’s most populous state – dwelling to 46 million individuals.
Doria expressed “solidarity” with the households of the 18 victims.
Of the victims, 11 died on Sunday after landslides buried a number of houses in cities within the inside of the state, native press mentioned.
The Civil Protection mentioned there have been additionally “9 injured and 5 lacking.”
A police station, a viaduct and houses in Franco da Rocha municipality had been flooded.
In Embu das Artes a landslide killed a lady and her two youngsters aged 4 and 21.
Heavy rains had been reported within the metropolis of Sao Paulo – dwelling to 12 million individuals – however with out main incidents.
The Civil Protection mentioned “there was flooding, fallen timber, fallen partitions, landslides all through the state because of the rains.”
Brazil has been badly affected by a number of main weather-related disasters because the wet season started in October.
Within the northern Bahia state, 24 individuals died and one other 19 in southeastern Minas Gerais state, the place hundreds have been displaced.