The number of fatalities caused by floods and landslides in the city of Petropolis, Brazil since February 15, 2022, has risen to 152 on February 20, 2022.
More than 120 people are still missing, at least 200 have been injured and 856 displaced.
Local authorities registered 755 landslide events in the area.
Rescue workers and residents are still digging through mountains of mud and rubble in the city, but it is unclear how high the steadily rising death toll will go as authorities said it's unlikely any more survivors will be found beneath the wreckage.1
Severe storms continued battering the country over that past couple of days, with the neighboring Espirito Santo the worst affected on February 20. Authorities there reported two fatalities, 1 200 forced to evacuate and 43 homes destroyed.
Severe weather has claimed the lives of at least 219 people in Brazil since December 2021.
1 Brazil storm death toll rises to 165 – AFP
Featured image credit: Domingo Espetacular (stillshot)
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