At least 10 people died and a hundred more had to Leave their homes andn the last 24 hours, by strong rains that plague the region of Minas Gerais, it second state most affected by downpours in Brazil in recent weeks, the Civil Defense reported on Tuesday.
Since October, when the rains came with force to that region of the country, they are already 19 the Dead people Y 3.481 the ones they lost their home, while others 13.7560 They were evacuated his houses to avoid further tragedy. Total, 145 cities they are in risk according to the authorities.
The downpours in Minas Gerais (southeast) se I will increasen from last weekend and leave to varys isolated cities bys floods that have blocked the tracks Y shot down various bridges andn the region, in addition to leaving a dam at low risk of collapse.
According to climate experts, the rains will persist throughout this week.
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Within the framework of this storm in Minas Gerais, a serious accident took place on Saturday in the furna lakeyes, when the detachment of a huge rock wall of a cannon fell about four boats, leaving a balance of 10 deceaseds and a thirty injured, most mild.
Research is still analyzing causes of the accident, but one of the strongest hypotheses is that the torrential rains isn contributed with the fall from the wall.
If that is verified, the nnumber of fatalities would go up to 29 deaths, Since the Civil defense not the included at balance of deceased by the rains until investigations are completed.
Minas Gerais, located in the southeast of the country, is he second most affected state for the showers at South American giant, since the season started at the end of last year.
He estate of Bahia, at northeast of Brazil, also suffered between November and dicember nails heavy rains that caused at leasts 24 dead, they left dozens of cities underwater and forced nearly 100,000 people from their homes. EFE