Rains claim at least 84 lives in Brazilian state of Pernambuco (Update 2)

The rains began a week ago, and a total of 34 deaths have been recorded since then, although authorities fear the number could rise in the coming hours as more rain is expected. One of the regions hardest hit by the storm is the urban area of Recife, the state capital, where floods and landslides have buried dozens of homes.


The number of deaths caused by rainfall in Pernambuco has risen to at least 84 since Wednesday (29). The data was updated by the state government on the afternoon of Sunday (29). Still, 56 people are missing and more than 4,000 are homeless. Earlier, the Minister of Regional Development, Daniel Ferreira, said that at least 84 people had died.

Due to the impact of the rains in the state, nine cities have declared a state of emergency:

Jaboatão dos Guararapes;
São José da Coroa Grande;
Nazaré da Mata;
Cabo . . .

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