Brazil Flooding Death Toll Reaches 229 As Rescuers Keep Seeking Survivors

April 12, 2010

Brazil (ChattahBox) – The death count in the Brazilian floods have reached 229, and rescuers fear that number will be climbing as they work to pull victims from their homes.

The heavy rainfalls that began last week have caused mudslides in several cities, and left massive devastation in their wake.

So far, 229 people have been reported dead, mostly from the Niteroi region, at least 164 injured, and more than 5,000 homes have been lost.

Searchers are still looking for survivors and bodies as they make their way through the collapses and flooded homes.

“We can now say that the Brazilian people are saddened by what has happened in Rio de Janeiro and asking God, praying much, that it stops raining and Rio can return to normality,” President Inacio Lula da Silva said.

Raining continues in the area.

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