Heavy rain causes landslide in Brazil: 8 dead

Rains caused landslides in the town of Jorge Teixeira, east of Manaus, in the state of Amazonas.

State Governor Wilson Lima announced that 8 people, including 4 children, have lost their lives so far, and many people are missing.

Dozens of houses were buried

Drawing attention to the difficulty of geography, Lima said, “We are carrying out a process that is difficult to reach with equipment, we will request reinforcements to support search and rescue.”

In the news in the local press, it was stated that dozens of houses remained under the ground and the death toll could increase.

It was shared that the military units supported the search and rescue efforts as well as the civil defense and fire brigade teams.

In the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, 65 people died in floods and landslides caused by heavy rains on February 18.

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