In the south of the United States has the storm a third young victim is required. In Rio, Brazil runs the death toll, after some apartment buildings collapsed due to torrential rains.
The severe weather in the south of the US went hand in hand with cyclones and hailstorms. In West Monroe, in the state of Louisiana in the United States, drowned 13-year-old teenager in the floodplain. Previously reported in various media that already in the neighboring state of Texas two children of three and eight years old, died after a omgewaaide tree on their vehicle landed. They were killed. The parents remained unharmed. Dozens of people were injured. Most of the victims of the storm fell on the archaeological site of Caddo Mounds, where a tornado a significant ravange havoc.
In east Texas, the severe weather events in addition to enormous traffic problems and power outages. Many buildings were damaged.
Collapses due to torrential rains in Rio
The death toll after the collapse of several apartment buildings in Rio de Janeiro has risen to nine. There are still about fifteen people missing, writes the newspaper Globo on its website. The zoekwerkzaamheden be continued.
The collapse of two apartment buildings in the slum Muzema, in the west of the city, dates back to Friday, after torrential rain in the area. Two adjacent buildings each four storeys high, went to the ground. According to the city administration went to illegal constructions.
The emergency services brought in nine dead bodies from beneath the rubble. About ten people could be saved. The search is still continued, there are about one hundred workers to share, with search dogs and helicopters.
In the area at the beginning of this week’s heavily rained. It was already quite a bit of damage and came to ten people to life.