Daily Management Review

Heavy rain kills 47 people in southeast Brazil


At least 47 people died due to landslides caused by heavy rains in Minas Gerais in southeast Brazil, the regional civil defense service said.

According to the agency, the largest number of deaths occurred in the capital of the state of Belo Horizonte, where the elements killed 13 people. Four people are reported missing. The number of victims is estimated at 65 people.

More than 18 thousand people were moved to temporary accommodation centers, more than 3.3 thousand of them were left homeless.

In connection with the disaster, state authorities introduced a state of emergency in 101 municipalities of the state, three cities were declared disaster zones.

Brazilian media say that the federal government sent $ 20 million in financial assistance to the affected areas. 

source: nytimes.com