Rio de Janeiro (AP) – February 18, 2022. 12:15
More than 100 people were killed in landslides and flash floods in the Brazilian city of Petropolis
- By Wednesday evening, 24 people had been rescued alive
- Heavy rain destroyed homes in hillside neighborhoods
At least 105 people were killed by floods and mudslides that swept through homes and cars in the Brazilian city of Petropolis.
Search and rescue teams are combing the mud for survivors, and Brazil’s National Civil Defense said 24 people had been rescued alive by Wednesday evening.
Videos circulated on social media showed severe damage and vehicles floating in the streets, and Rio de Janeiro Governor Claudio Castro told reporters, “It’s almost like a war… Cars hanging on poles, overturned cars, a lot of mud and still water.”
With more than 30 people reported missing, he said search and rescue efforts will continue non-stop, residents here are hoping to find their loved ones but it is a complicated situation with a lot of mud and debris removed.