Egypt offers condolences to Brazil for flood victims

Sami Hegazi
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Egypt expressed its sincere condolences to Brazil for the victims of the floods and landslides in the southeast of the country, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

Egypt also wished the speedy recovery of the injured, affirming its solidarity with the Government and people of Brazil in this painful event

The death toll from flooding and landslides caused by heavy rains in the southeastern state of Sao Paulo rose to 65 last weekend, the authorities said.

So far, 65 people have been confirmed dead, among whom 21 men, 17 women, and 19 children have been identified, Sao Paulo state authorities said.

In 24 hours, more than 680 millimeters of rain fell in the coastal city of São Sebastião, more than double the monthly average rainfall, according to local authorities.

Official figures show more than 2,400 people have been forced from their homes by the disaster.

Experts attribute these extreme weather phenomena to the combined effects of climate change and random construction.

In Brazil, 9.5 million people live in areas at risk of flooding or landslides, many of them in slums with no sewage.

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