General view of a landslide that destroyed several houses in the community Vila dos Milagres, Barro neighbourhood, in Recife, Pernambuco State, Brazil, May 31, 2022. /CFP

The death toll from torrential rains that triggered floods and landslides in northeastern Brazil has risen to 100, officials said Tuesday, as emergency workers searched for more victims.

The force of the landslides ripped apart houses in neighborhoods including Jardim Monteverde, a poor community just outside the city of Recife.

At least 14 people remain missing, said disaster management officials for the state of Pernambuco, scene of the latest in a series of deadly weather disasters to hit the country in recent months.

Source(s): AFP

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