Egypt offers condolences to Brazil for victims of floods, landslides

Ahram Online , Sunday 20 Feb 2022

Egypt offered its condolences to Brazil for victims of floods and landslides in the southeastern city of Petropolis in Rio de Janeiro state.

File Photo: Egyptian Foreign Ministry building. Al-Ahram

Heavy rains that battered the city on Tuesday triggered flash floods and landslides, raising the death toll to 152, AFP cited authorities as saying on Sunday.

Police said 165 people remain missing and authorities said it was unlikely that anyone would be found alive under the wreckage.

President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that the damage caused in the city looked like "scenes of war."

In a statement on Sunday, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended condolences to the families of the victims and expressed solidarity with the government and people of Brazil.

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