Death Toll in Brazilian Floods over 800

Via the BBC:  Brazil flood deaths top 800 with 400 still missing

Officials in Brazil say more than 800 people are now known to have died in floods and landslides in the south-east of the country this month.

More than 400 people are still missing after torrential rain caused whole hillsides to collapse.


The flooding is considered the worst natural disaster Brazil has ever experienced.

According to figures compiled by the newspaper O Globo, about third of all victims were children and adolescents.

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  1. Dave Schuler says:

    The 800 is in Rio alone. A death has been reported in Sao Paulo as well.