Brazil floods – More than 100 dead or missing as apocalyptic floods send huge mudslides tearing through country

MORE than 100 people are dead or missing after apocalyptic floods sent huge mudslides tearing through Brazil.

As of Sunday afternoon, 56 people were confirmed dead in the state of Pernambuco after heavy downpours, while another 56 people are still missing.


One person was also confirmed dead in the neighbouring state of Alagoas, according to a message posted on Twitter by the Federal Civil Defense service.

It's the fourth major flooding event in just five months.

Between the two states, more than 6,000 people have arrived at aid points and more than 7,000 are now staying with friends or relatives, the Federal Civil Defense service said.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he would arrive in Recife, the hard-hit capital of Pernambuco, on Monday morning.

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"Our government made available, since the beginning, all means, including the armed forces, to help those who have been affected," he wrote on Twitter.

In late December and early January, dozens were killed and tens of thousands displaced when rains hammered Bahia state.

At least 18 died in flooding in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo later in January.

In February, torrential downpours in Rio de Janeiro killed more than 230.

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