At least 5 people die in a prison riot in the Brazilian city of Cascavel.
India surpasses 300,000 deaths from COVID-19, becoming the third country to do so after the United States and Brazil. India recorded its last 100,000 deaths in less than a month. Experts warn that the real number of deaths could be much higher as many are not officially recorded; some models speculate that about a million people may have actually died.
Firefighters say 44 people are missing after the collapse of the Edifício Wilton Paes de Almeida tower block in São Paulo, Brazil, yesterday. One missing man was within seconds of rescue when the building came down during a fire.
A survey conducted by Datafolha shows a majority of Brazilians now favor the impeachment or resignation of President Dilma Rousseff. The poll showed 68 percent of respondents favor Rousseff's impeachment by Congress, while 65 percent think the president should resign. The president's approval ratings have been hammered by Brazil's worst recession in decades and its biggest ever corruption probe.