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An increasing number of victims of rains in Brazil

December 1 2008

Up to 112 people, the number of victims of torrential rains that struck the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil. According to the data, is available on Sunday, Civil Defence staff, 19 people remain unaccounted for, lost more than 78 thousand homeless.

According to state Governor Luiz Henrique, the situation remains very difficult: many of the city flooded and residents evacuated from there by compulsion. In dozens of settlements curfew and people encountered on the street after 22:00 hours late. Thus the police are trying to fight the looting that affected staff.

Grows and the economic damage from flooding. Port of Itajaí, second in the country in terms of container handling, dormant for more than a week. According to the Federation of Industrialists of the State of Santa Catarina, damage businesses already exceeded 358 million reais / U.S. $ 157.7 million / transmits ITAR-TASS .

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