Europe News Desk!! The death toll from deadly floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains last week along the coast of Brazil’s southeastern Sao Paulo state has risen to 65. Local officials gave this information. According to the report of Xinhua news agency, 19 of the dead are minors. Army personnel, firefighters, volunteers and rescue workers are still digging to recover bodies and searching for the missing. Most of the deceased lived in poor neighborhoods in high-risk areas on the slopes of the Sierra de Mar mountain range, near Barra do Sahi, a beach in São Sebastião. Around 2,440 people rendered homeless have been shifted to other places. Coastal roads that were closed due to landslides and storm damage were reopened on Sunday. However, the highway linking Mogi da Cruz to Bertioga in São Paulo state will remain closed for six months after rains destroyed its drainage system. On 19 February, the coastal cities of Bertioga, Caraguatatuba, Guaruja, Ilhabela, São Sebastião and Ubatuba received record rainfall in less than 24 hours.
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