The death toll rises to 13 due to the passage of a cyclone in southern Brazil | News

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The number of deaths as a result of the passage of an extratropical cyclone through the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul (south) rose this Sunday to 13, after the authorities found the lifeless body of a man in a municipality in the region .


Cyclone leaves at least 11 dead in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

According to the Civil Defense, there were three deaths in Maquiné, two in São Leopoldo, one in Esteio, one in Novo Hamburgo, one in Gravataí, three in Caraá, one in Bom Principio and one in São Sebastião do Caí. Four people are missing in Caraá.

On his Twitter account, the governor of Rio Grande do Sul, Eduardo Leite, stressed that the Civil Defense, Military Brigade and Fire teams "are mobilized to provide assistance and support to the communities most affected by the heavy rains that especially affect the northeast region of Rio Grande do Sul".

"Our priority right now is to find the missing and save the people who may still be stranded by the floods. The government will continue to act on all fronts to guarantee the safety of the population," he stressed.

The President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, expressed his solidarity with the affected population. On social networks, Lula described the situation as serious.

"I would like to express my solidarity with the population that is suffering from the heavy rains and a cyclone that passed through the region. The situation is serious, hospitals, houses, schools and public facilities flooded. We are attentive to support state governments and mayors' offices" , indicated.

The states of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina have been suffering since this Thursday, June 15, with the passage of an extratropical cyclone.

It caused heavy rains and strong winds, mainly in the mountainous and metropolitan regions and on the northern coast of Rio Grande do Sul, as well as eastern Santa Catarina.

According to the National Civil Defense, 34 municipalities in Rio Grande do Sul and 17 in Santa Catarina were affected.

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