Death toll from heavy rainfall in Brazil's Pernambuco state rises to 128

Seetao 2022-06-06 16:50
  • Death toll continues to rise as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides in northeastern Brazil
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On June 3, 2022, Brazilian time, the government of the state of Pernambuco in northeastern Brazil announced that 128 people had been killed in floods and mudslides caused by heavy rainfall in many parts of the state. In addition, the disaster has displaced 7,132 people, who have now been placed in 66 shelters in 27 cities in the state by the government.

The northeastern region of Brazil has been hit by heavy rainfall for days, triggering floods and landslides. According to meteorologists at Brazil's Metessur Meteorological Company, the heavy rainfall experienced in northeastern Brazil is related to the typical local seasonal weather phenomenon. An air mass from the African continent slammed the northeastern coast of Brazil, bringing heavy rainfall to the area. Editor/He Yuting