The death toll from rains in Minas Gerais, Brazil rises to 24 | News

The Civil Defense of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais reported this Wednesday another five deaths due to the heavy rains that hit the area, causing the total number of fatalities to reach 24.


Report 10 deaths from rains in Minas Gerais, Brazil

According to local authorities, in addition to the deceased, 10,000 new people were also evicted from their residence due to the risk of flooding, at the same time, the cities declared in emergency reach 341, representing 40 percent of Minas Gerais.

Recently, the State Coordinator of Civil Defense stated in its report that the municipalities most affected by the floods and landslides are: Brumadinho, Sao Gonçalo do Rio Abaixo, Ervália and Caratinga.

The showers intensified in the state since last weekend, where Belo Horizonte (regional capital) was the first city to report the first victims and damage to homes and buildings.

Both the Military Police and the State Fire Department warned that the constant rains can cause the dams to overflow, and therefore, the floods can be worse than those that have occurred in recent days.

For its part, the Institute of Architects of Brazil (IAB) lamented the problems of the State and said, through a statement, that “the heavy rains in Minas Gerais reveal the tragedy announced by mining in the so-called iron ring.”