Rio de Janeiro Hit by Heavy Torrential Rains

  • Rio de Janeiro in Brazil was hit by deadly torrential rains. The mayor of Rio de Janeiro after massive destruction declared crisis on Monday and Tuesday. As per the reports in some parts of the city, more than 31cm of rainfall fell. Due to this natural calamity roads were closed as many trees fell down. In a statement, Mayor Marcelo Crivella said that the rains were “abnormal”. He further added that mostly the southern and western zones of the city were affected and nine people are found to be dead.