Water Main Ruptures In Rio: One Child Killed, Many Injured And Homes Destroyed

Category: World / Jul 30, 2013 2:30PM EDT

Tragedy struck Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday when a ruptured water main took the life of a young child and destroyed several homes. The three year old girl lost her life after swallowing too much water, and attempts to resuscitate her had failed.

Local media is reporting that when the main broke the water reached significant heights of 20 meters in the air causing at least three blocks to flood. The intense water spread with fury and swallowed many cars in its path. Firefighters came to the scene using rafts to reach those stranded, or rescue those who had lost their homes.

Power to the respective areas has also been temporarily cut off.



Video Courtesy Of Reuters