Cyclone leaves 21 dead and over 6,000 displaced in southern Brazil

21 dead in southern Brazil

Market Desk (online): Torrential rain and winds caused by an extra tropical cyclone have left at least 21 people dead in southern Brazil, officials said Tuesday, warning more flooding may be coming.

The latest in a string of weather disasters to hit Brazil, it is the deadliest ever in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Governor Eduardo Leite told a news conference.

He said that we were deeply saddened to get the news that as the water recedes 15 more bodies were found in the town of Mucum, bringing the death toll to 21,

In this regard, Brazilian President Lula said that he and his government are on the side of the common people. The government will help them in every possible way. More rain is likely and the situation will worsen, government officials said, quoting the Met Office.


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