A building collapsed in Brazil’s northeastern state of Pernambuco on Friday, killing at least eight people and leaving five others missing. Civil Defense officials gave this information. The victims also included two young children, an 8-year-old and a 5-year-old.
4 people were safely rescued from the debris
As of 7 p.m. Friday, four people had been safely rescued from the rubble of a building outside the state capital Recife, the state civil protection secretary said.
The government of Pernambuco said on social media that eight teams were sent to the site after Civil Defense was informed about the building collapse at 6:35 am. It is not clear what caused the collapse. Recife, a coastal city with a population of about 1.5 million people, has been battling heavy rains in recent days. The city and its metropolitan area were placed under a “state of focus” on Friday, the government said, representing a “moderate to high risk”.