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Death toll from south Brazil's extended extreme weather climbs to 161


The discovery of four more bodies in the last few hours in south Brazil's weather-battered Rio Grande do Sul state has pushed the death toll to 161, the Civil Defense agency said Tuesday.

Record rainfall has devastated the state since April 29, leading to deadly floods and mudslides in 464 cities and affecting over 2.2 million residents in both urban and rural areas, including the capital Porto Alegre.

(Cover: An aerial view shows a flooded area of Santa Rita neighborhood in the city of Guaiba, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, May 20, 2024. /CFP)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency
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