Brazilian city Ipixuna do Pará decrees emergency after flood collapses highway

The rainfall caused destruction in the city, leaving 800 people homeless and 1,520 displaced. A baby whose body had been washed away by the current was found by the Fire Department.

RIO DE JANEIRO BRAZIL - The municipality of Ipixuna do Pará (Pará state) declared an emergency situation after heavy rain flooded the city on Tuesday, February 16th. About 800 people were left homeless and 1,520 displaced, 50 of them lost their homes in the downpour.

According to the municipal decree, the heavy rains in recent days led the Ipixuna river and streams to rise, as well as flooding, bridge and road collapses, including the BR-010. The measure was taken after an opinion by the Municipal Civil Defense Coordination, according to mayor Artemes Oliveira (PSD).

With the decree, the mobilization . . .

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