Recently, heavy rains hit the South Eastern region of Brazil due to which 47 people are dead and four are missing. Not just that, over 18000 people had to leave their homes according to the report.
A community activist in Brumadinho, Fernanda Perdigão de Oliveira, said she felt last year’s tragedy was happening again.
“There were landslides on several roads,” he said. “Mines became a time bomb with these torrential rains.”
“While we are working to rescue people, we know that the longer people are missing, the lower the chance of finding them,” he said. “We had never seen rain like this.”
José Carlos Carvalho, environment minister, said he also saw signs in the tragedy that Brazil might be starting to suffer the consequences of climate change.
“The first signs of climate change are extreme events,” he said. “There is a transformation of our climate pattern.”