Record southeastern Brazil rainstorms kill 30: Official

Aerial view showing rescue workers searching for five victims who were buried by a landslide in Jardim Alvorada neighbourhood in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. (AFP)

At least 30 people have been killed by intense storms in southeastern Brazil, the Civil Defense office in Minas Gerais state said Saturday.

The toll was a jump from the 11 reported by the same office earlier in the day.

Seventeen people are also missing, seven injured, and some 3,500 have been forced to move in more following a series of landslides and house collapses, Civil Defense officials said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53