Landslide in Brazil

Ok, my mind must be somewhere else, because I’m just now hearing of this devastating landslide that happened a few days ago in Brazil.

Entire hillsides collapsed last week in the Serrana region, about 60 miles (97 km) north of Rio, after the equivalent of a month’s rain fell in 24 hours.

As of January 23, the death toll reached 806 people and more than 20,000 people have been displaced because of the landslide.

The disaster now ranks as the second-worst recorded in Brazil’s history, according to United Nations data published in the Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper on Saturday, eclipsed only by a meningitis outbreak that killed 1,500 people in 1974.

We pray for those who have lost a loved one or have been displaced because of this disaster.

UPDATE 1-Brazil’s landslide death toll reaches 806 | Reuters

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