The unusually heavy rain began on Monday evening, local time, and continued on Tuesday, which led to extensive flooding. Both the cars and the tree were in the waters.
of the city has been worst hit. There are turistfavoriter as Copacabana and Ipanema, as well as several poor areas, called favelas.
– Many of the houses in Rio are built in inappropriate places, where the water flows. It is a tragedy and we have tried to warn these people, " says Rio de Janeiro's mayor Marcelo Crivella to local media.
Torrential rain often causes floods in Rio de Janeiro, whose infrastructure is inadequate. The city's favelas, with substandard streets and sanitation, are usually most of the rain.
criticising the authorities to basically not do anything in the face of what they describe as a predictable phenomenon.
”once again, we have seen a display of incompetence, with the exception of heroic efforts, for example, from firefighters,” writes O Globo on the editorial.
By February killed six people as a result of heavy rainfall.