Jan 28, 2020 - Science

In photos: Brazil heavy rain and floods kill dozens and displace 30,000

A truck rides along a flooded street after the overflowing of the Das Velhas River in Sabara
A flooded street from the overflowing of the Das Velhas River in Sabara, Brazil. Photo: Douglas Magno/AFP via Getty Images

Days of heavy rains, floods and landslides in southeast Brazil have killed at least 54 people and displaced 30,000 others, AP reports.

The big picture: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said the military had been mobilized
to help as over 100 cities had declared a state of emergency, per CNN. While rains were dissipating Monday, they're expected to return later this week in some places, AP notes.

View of damages caused by the overflowing of Das Velhas River following torrential rains, in Sabara
Buildings damaged by the Das Velhas River following torrential rain in Sabara. Photo: Douglas Magno/AFP via Getty Images
A man swabs down the mud left by the overflowing of Das Velhas River following torrential rains, in Sabara
A man swabs down the mud left by the river in Sabara. Photo: Douglas Magno/AFP via Getty Images
Flooding point on Antonio Barbosa Filho avenue, in Franca, Sao Paulo, Brazil, after a storm on 22 January
Flooding in Franca, Sao Paulo. Photo: Igor Do Vale/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Gilvan Jesus Amorim checks damages at his house caused by the overflowing of Das Velhas River following torrential rains, in Sabara
A man checks damaged to his house in Sabara. Photo: Douglas Magno/AFP via Getty Images
A woman carries a pack with donated clothes for those affected by the overflowing of Das Velhas River following torrential rains, in Sabara
A woman carries a cat and a pack of donated clothes for those affected by the disaster in Sabara. Photo: Douglas Magno/AFP via Getty Images
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