Death toll from floods, landslides in Brazil rises to 57

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 Death toll from floods and landslides in Brazil reaches 57< /p>

Heavy downpours have triggered landslides and flooding in coastal cities in Brazil's wealthiest state since last weekend. The city of San Sebastian bore the brunt of the loss of life, Reuters reported.
< br /> According to the latest report from the state government, there have already been 57 deaths on the north coast, one in Ubatuba and 56 in San Sebastian.

São Paulo state government statement says more are expected rain. Search and rescue operations are ongoing, with dozens of people still missing. According to the authorities, more than 4,000 people have been forced to leave their homes.

hospitals, roads, and water and food supplies. Authorities are taking control measures to avoid inflated prices for food, water, fuel and other supplies on the coast.

A Brazilian Navy ship arrived in San Sebastian on Thursday to rendering assistance to the victims.

The vessel will serve as an emergency field hospital. It is equipped with helicopters and landing vehicles, as well as hospital beds.

Regional Development Minister Valdes Goes said on Friday that President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had ordered him to maintain dialogue with local authorities and provide services to the affected population.

The government will also work to “rebuild and rebuild the city,” Gus added.

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