Friday , March 5 2021

The number of people killed in Niterón landslides – 10

(Picture: Reproduction / Twitter / PMERJ)
(Picture: Reproduction / Twitter / PMERJ)

The farmer and the stones leave at least 10 dead and 11 wounded Saturday morning in the Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan Area at Niteró. The number of victims can be greater as rescue operations continue. From Wednesday to Friday, heavy rainfall hit the state of Rio, including the Greater Helsinki area, but there were no serious accidents in other places besides Niterón. At least nine houses were forced into landslides in Morro da Boa Esperanca, Niteroj's so-called " In the ocean, farther from the city center. Residents informed the GloboNews channel that the accident occurred in about four o'clock in the morning. The Rio Fire Department was called at 5:08 according to the agency's press office.

"Rain fell much in the last two days." Niterói was under the area's attention and alarm, and communities were warned of this situation, and the recommendation was to look for safe places, "Commander of Civilian Resistance and Commander Military Fire, Colonel Roberto Robadey Costa Júnior.

Seven teams of five firefighters, a total of 80 men, work in the wounded rescue. Residents of the area joined the teams to voluntarily assist in rescue operations. According to Commander Robadey, it may take up to 48 hours to remove jobs, rescue victims, or find dead people.

The dead are two among women aged 50-60 and a 37-year-old man. The injured at least two people were rescued between a stable state of health, a 43-year-old man and a girl.

According to the Ministry of Health, six victims went to the state hospital Azevedo Lima. Two victims have children – one is in serious condition and one is stable. Of the four adults, two have been dismantled and the two remain stable. Alberto Torres State Hospital received a patient who was a patient – an adult with a stable condition.

Claudio dos Santos, who introduced himself as the leader of the local residents' association, has already closed a part of the farmer's share but their owners refused to leave them.

"The civilian population isolates the houses, but the residents are complicated, they do not want to leave." Yesterday (Friday) we were worried about this rain, "Santos told GloboNews. In TV Globe's" RJTV "interview, the resident confirmed the banning of some houses and accused Niteró of the city being operated.

Rodrigo Neves of Niteroi (PDT) denied that the houses were banned and the accident was described as a death because it was not a farmer who could obtain containments. "It was a fracture failure, it was not an inclination curve," said Neves by telephone, with the live label "RJTV". The city of Niterón stated in its statement that "investing more than 150 million R's containment on the slopes of 50 cities".

Rio's Governor Wilson Witzel (PSC) visited the site on Saturday afternoon. Earlier, Witzel had given attention to the victims. Also in a note, Governor Luiz Fernando Pezão (MDB) expressed his solidarity with the victims and stated that the government "mobilized to assist Niteró town because of an earthquake."

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