Cemetery wall on Ilha do Governador collapses after heavy rains in Rio

Cemetery officers confirmed the autumn of the wall to the report by phone.

Pietra Carvalho
Sao Paulo-SP

The heavy rains that hit Rio de Janeiro this Tuesday afternoon (11) tore down the wall of the Cemitério do Cacuia, a neighborhood on Ilha do Governador, in the north of the town.

The wall was outfitted with niches that held stays, which unfold the contents of the graves onto the road in entrance of the location. Footage recorded from the location and posted on social media confirmed mud combined with concrete and bones.

Cemetery officers confirmed the autumn of the wall to the report by phone.

The Reviver Concessionaire, accountable for managing the location, reported that it despatched groups to evaluate the harm, however highlighted that it’s working to get better the stays dragged by the storm, which should be collected and brought to the corporate’s “particular ossuary”.

“The space has been remoted and can obtain a siding till the brand new wall may be constructed. All acceptable measures have already been taken”, added a be aware from the concessionaire, who additionally confirmed that there have been no accidents in the incident.

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On the identical day, Alerta Rio, a municipal system, decreed an Attention Internship for the capital of Rio de Janeiro as a result of forecast of reasonable to heavy rain showers.


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“The rain continues in the town of Rio, and it may be robust in elements of the North, South and Center zones. The Civil Defense is able to reply calls from the inhabitants by telephone 199. Pay further consideration in case you are in a threat space”, knowledgeable the Civil Defense of the municipality.

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