Disasters & Accidents

Death toll in Brazil’s Petropolis now at 176 amid heavy rain, flooding

Sao Paulo, Feb 21 (EFE).- Heavy rains that devastated part of the Brazilian city of Petropolis, in southern Rio de Janeiro state, have left at least 176 people dead and some 200 injured in what is considered to be the worst weather-related disaster in the city’s history.

Since last Tuesday, the storms have left considerable destruction in their wake through the imperial Brazilian city, where more than 100 people remain missing in the mudslides and flooding, the local Fire Department said on Monday.

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