Flooding in Brazil: death toll rises to 21

The hurricane, which was effective in the south of Brazil, brought rain and wind with it.

Rio Grande do Sul Governor Eduardo Leite stated at a press conference that the deadliest disaster in the state was experienced and said, “As the flood waters receded in the town of Muçul in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the dead bodies of 15 more people were reached and the death toll rose to 21. We are deeply saddened,” he said.

The hurricane, which has been effective since Monday, caused floods and landslides, while hundreds of people had to leave their homes.

National Disaster Response Chief Wolnei Barreiros said the hurricane, which hit 54 cities in total, directly affected more than 20,000 people.

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva sent a message of solidarity, announcing that the government is ready to help.

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