At least one person was killed and five others were missing due to storms and floods caused by an extratropical cyclone in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, state authorities reported Friday.
Governor Eduardo Leite detailed on social media that a 23-year-old was killed in the city of Sao Leopoldo by electric shock in the middle of the floods, while five others were missing in neighboring municipalities.
At least 16 cities that form the metropolitan area of Porto Alegre, capital of Rio Grande do Sul, are in a state of emergency due to flooding.
Landslides and floods have also caused the closing of more than 15 highways, while more than a dozen flights were canceled at the Porto Alegre Salgado Filho airport.
The effects of the cyclone were also felt in the neighboring state of Santa Catarina, where dozens of people had to be evacuated from several areas, according to reports from the Globo News network.