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7 confirmed dead in Brazil dam break

7 confirmed dead in Brazil dam break

Officials say they found the body of the seventh person killed by a dam break in northeastern Brazil.
The governor of Piaui state says the body of a 16-year-old girl was found by rescuers early Saturday.
Two people are still missing due to floodwaters that swamped the farming city of Cocal and areas downriver on Wednesday. Eighty people suffered minor injuries.
Some 3,000 were left homeless and the waters carried away cattle and inundated crops.
Floods in Brazil have caused chaos since April from the Amazon to the Atlantic Ocean. At least 59 people have been killed and 423,000 displaced.


Updated : 2021-07-26 12:51 GMT+08:00