Death toll from the floods and landslides in Brazil’s northeast reached 13 on Wednesday, local officials said.
The Fire Department in the northeastern Pernambuco state confirmed five deaths in Recife, five in Abreu e Lima, three in Olinda, including minors and women who could not take shelter from mudslides and landslides.
Heavy rains paralyzed daily life in Recife, capital of Pernambuco since Tuesday.
Recife, which has a population of around four million, received 101 millimeters of rainfall for six hours, well beyond seasonal expectations.
Heavy rains is expected to continue in the upcoming days, according to the meteorological forecasts for the region.