(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The death toll from heavy rains in Recife, capital of the
Brazilian state of Pernambuco, and its metropolitan area has risen
to 128, local authorities said, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
Over 9,300 people have been evacuated and 34 municipalities have
declared a state of emergency, Pernambuco Governor Paulo Camara
said at a press conference.
Camara added that rescue efforts for possible survivors have
come to an end.
Pernambuco has recorded heavy rains since last week, which
intensified over the weekend, killing more than 100 people, mostly
in foothills that suffered major landslides.
The state government will compensate the families of the
deceased and will give 1,500 reals (about 312 U.S. dollars) to all
those displaced by the rains, many of whom lost all their
The rains also affected the Brazilian states of Sergipe,
Alagoas, Paraiba and Rio Grande do Norte.
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