In Brazil, the death toll in the floods in the States of espírito Santo and Minas Gerais, caused by heavy rains has risen to 53 people. About it reports the edition SDN, citing the office of civil defense.
As specified, the state of Minas Gerais has suffered from the rain more than other States – it killed 44 people in the state of espírito Santo – nine dead.
According to authorities, the missing 19 people. In 99 cities in the region declared a state of emergency in connection with the threat of continuing rain.
In the Alegre city hall announced about the threat of the destruction of the dam due to the accumulation of water. Citizens are advised to leave the dangerous area. Only in the region due to floods, mudflows and landslides more than 20 thousand people have fled their homes.
According to the National meteorological service of Brazil, January 24, in Belo Horizonte (capital of Minas Gerais) has fallen for a record 110 years of rainfall 171,8 mm, according to RIA Novosti.