At least 104 killed in storms north of Rio de Janeiro

At least 104 killed in storms north of Rio de Janeiro
# 17 February 2022 10:27 (UTC +04:00)

So far, at least 104 deaths caused by 269 landslides and floods have been confirmed in recent hours," the Rio de Janeiro Fire Department said in a statement, APA reports citing RIA Novosti.

It added that over 180 firefighters and other rescue workers were at the scene in the hill town of Petrópolis, 68 km north of the city of Rio.

The City hall declared a "state of disaster" as images spread on social media of destroyed houses and cars swept away by floodwater.

Many shops were completely inundated by the rising waters which gushed down the streets of the . . .

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