In pictures: Brazil's devastating floods

Another week of catastrophic flooding has doubled the death toll

Stars Insider

13/05/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Extreme weather

The state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil has been hit by torrential rains since the end of April. Most recently, the Taquari and Caí rivers burst their banks causing major flooding in the interior of the state. The devastating floods have killed at least 147, increasing from 75 deaths in the first round of flooding. The floods have led to electricity and communication cuts, collapsed bridges and dams, submerged roads, destroyed homes, and caused landslides across the state. It's estimated that more than half a million people have been displaced by the disaster. Hundreds more are injured or missing.

The rain is set to continue causing greater concern for the state's capital city, Porto Alegre. Both the overflowing Taquari and Caí rivers run into the Guaiba River, which has already caused massive flooding in the city. 

Click on to see images of the devastating Brazilian floods.

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