Mudslides and floods kill 46 in Brazil after worst rain in a century - exactly a year after 270 died in dam collapse
AT LEAST 46 people have died after two days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding and landslides in south-east Brazil. Many of the victims were buried or washed away in floods after torrential r…Liz Little Invalid Date, AT LEAST 46 people have died after two days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding and landslides in south-east Brazil. Many of the victims were buried or washed away in floods after torrential rain in Minas Gerais state on Friday and Saturday. 9 The rescue teams have been spraying water to try and disperse mud Credit: AFP or licensors There are serious concerns the death toll will rise further Credit: AFP or licensors A desperate search for missing people believed to be buried under the mudslide Credit: AFP or licensors The country’s emergency services said another 28 people are missing, seven are seriously injured, and 20,000 have been evacuated from their homes following a series of building collapses. At least two children have been listed among those killed. The announcement of the deaths tragically comes the same day as mourners elsewhere in Minas Gerais marked the first anniversary of a mining dam collapse that killed 270 people . Television footage has showed images of overflowing rivers, ruined houses drowning under red mud, and trees and utility poles knocked over by the rushing water. Locals, including children, have been spotted swimming through some of the flooded streets trying to access safe land. Several highways have also been cut by the flooding, and scores of bridges have been knocked out. 9 More rain is expected in Minas Gerais as well as other parts of Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo Credit: AFP or licensors Rescuers are fighting to recover survivors from the mudslides Credit: AFP or licensors Many of the victims were buried in landslides or washed away in flooding waters Credit: AP:Associated Press State Governor Gustavo Zema declared a state of emergency in 47 cities Credit: AP:Associated Press The Brazilian weather service said on Saturday that the state capital of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, had had 17cm (seven inches) of rain in one 24-hour period - the heaviest rainfall since records were first kept 110 years ago. State Governor Gustavo Zema declared a state of emergency in 47 cities, a measure meant to facilitate federal disaster aid. More rain is forecast in the coming days across Minas Gerais and for Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Just one year ago, a dam collapse in the town of Brumadinho, south-west of Belo Horizont killed 270 people. Eleven people are still listed as missing. STRUCK DOWN Coronavirus ground zero is now a 'zombieland' with people collapsing in streets 'KILLER' MUM Brit teacher, 35, cried 'I've killed my son' as toddler, 2, found dead in flat Warning The 'killing cove' where dolphins are sold for £190k to resorts or for MEAT APOCALYPSE NOW Bill Gates 'predicted' coronavirus last year saying 33MILLION could die KILLER BUG Coronavirus can spread before any symptoms show making it worse than SARS Exclusive Kate and Wills planning to dodge Harry & Meghan drama with trip to Ireland Forests were destroyed and rivers polluted, in what was Brazil's worst industrial accident. Mining giant Vale and German auditor Tüv Süd now face environmental charges relating to the collapse, with 16 individuals who worked for the companies facing charges of murder. Vale has been accused of failing to report warning signs before the dam engulfed a canteen, offices and farms. 9 Images from the 2019 floods show stunned residents in an area next to the dam owned by Brazilian miner Vale SA that burst in Brumadinho, Brazil Credit: Washington Alves/Light Press 9 Rescuers tried to reach trapped residents using helicopters that swooped over the sea of red sludge Credit: Washington Alves/Light Press We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at Read more: The Sun
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Cleaner, 46, who stole dozens of luxury watches jailed for 15 yearsWoman, 46, who has not been named, was sentenced in a court in the country's capital, Rabat. Fourteen men were also convicted of involvement and jailed for at least four years. Now, he has no use for, watches!! Lol 🤣
Brazil: 30 killed in flooding and landslides after two days of torrential rainSeventeen people are missing and 2,600 have been evacuated from their homes after 48 hours of heavy rain. Either that girl is taking pics for the gram or there’s an asshole taking photos of random people drowning. Either way it’s wrong Government should act fast to save lives More climate choas.
More than 46 people killed in Brazil as record rainfall triggers floods and landslidesScores are missing, according to authorities