Sunday, 23 January 2011

Daily Interesting News: Brazil flood death toll rises to 806, While 400 Missing

Daily Interesting News: From Xinhua, China

Xinhua, China (24 January 2011)

Brazil flood death toll rises to 806, While 400 Missing

According to Xinhua News, China:
The death toll from floods and landslides in Brazil has risen to 806, as rescue workers continued to search for survivors, authorities said on Sunday.

The floods and landslides caused by heavy storms that hit southeastern Brazil on Jan. 11 forced more than 20,000 people to leave their homes, the government said.

400 Missing in the disaster:

Ten days after the storms that devastated several towns in Rio de Janeiro state, southeastern Brazil, the death toll from the disaster has reached 767, local authorities said Friday.

According to the authorities, the figure is likely to increase, as some 400 people remain missing, presumed buried under tons of mud that swept entire neighborhoods.

Some 70,000 people were reportedly affected by the storms, over 20,000 had to leave their homes due to floods and mudslides.

Source News: Xinhua news

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