• At least 85 people have been killed and over 100 remain missing after intense rainfall triggered catastrophic flooding in southern Brazil, according to reports. (CNN, CBS News, Interfax)

  • The hardest-hit area is the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul state, where entire neighborhoods were submerged, homes and businesses destroyed, and vehicles swept away by raging floodwaters. (BBC, France24, Al Jazeera Balkans)

  • Eyewitnesses described harrowing scenes of death and devastation, with one resident telling France24, “Today, I saw death”. (France24, Arab News, Al-Ghad)

  • Rescue efforts are ongoing, with teams searching for survivors and recovering bodies from the mud and debris, but the death toll is expected to rise further. (CBS News, Yahoo News, Asahi Shimbun)

  • The floods have been described as a “disastrous cocktail” of climate change, with experts warning that such extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense due to global warming. (CNN, Economic Times)

  • The Brazilian government has declared a state of emergency and is coordinating rescue and relief efforts, while neighboring Argentina has offered assistance. (El Universal, Clarin, Rosario3, Infobae)

  • The Japan Times reported on the “tales of horror” emerging from the affected areas, underscoring the traumatic impact on local communities.