PM extends sympathy to Brazilian President over flood damage

Saturday, 18/05/2024 11:45
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 17 sent a message of sympathy to Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva after learning that heavy rains have occurred in recent days, causing serious floods and huge losses of human and property in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Rescuers evacuate people from flood areas in Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil, on May 5. (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Reuters cited state officials as reporting that the floods have devastated dozens of towns inland from Porto Alegre, where the downtown area remains under water. In the whole state, the death toll was at 149, while 108 were still missing.

Some 250,000 addresses are still without power and more than 136,000 people have lost access to water./.