(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
At least two people were killed and a firefighter is missing
after heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in Santa Catarina
state in southern Brazil, according to the local fire department
and regional civil defense office on Thursday, trend reports citing xinhua .
One man died in a landslide that destroyed his home in the city
of Brusque, and another was fatally electrocuted while crossing a
flooded street in Palhoca, a town next to the state capital
Meanwhile, a firefighter went missing when his boat sank off the
coast of the seaside resort of Navegantes in Santa Catarina.
More than 600 people were evacuated from their homes in the
state that borders Argentina.
Previously on Tuesday, rescuers were searching for people
believed to be buried under tons of mud in the neighboring state of
Parana after a landslide on Monday hit a highway in the city of
According to information issued on Wednesday by the Parana
authorities, two people died, some 30 were reported missing, and
six were rescued after the landslide dragged 16 vehicles off a
cliff in a difficult-to-access mountain region.
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