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Cell phone geolocation helps find 49 missing people in RS

Rescue teams in Rio Grande do Sul have already managed to find 49 people who were missing after the floods in the state based on cell phone geolocation.

The information is collected by the Cyber ​​Operations Laboratory (CiberLab), of the Operations and Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Justice, based on the last application used by the person, whether messaging or social media.

The action is coordinated by Ciberlab with the Civil Police of Rio Grande do Sul and has support from the civil police of Pará, Pernambuco and Sergipe, who assist with technology.

Of these 49 victims of heavy rain and flooding rescued until Wednesday night (15), 47 were alive and two had died.

With the content collected technologically, everything is passed on to the security forces who are working on the front line and, as a result, rescues are carried out.

According to information from CiberLab, the sector is interacting with application providers and analyzing geolocation through emergency requests. Thus, geolocation is obtained from the last moment that the missing person used an application on their phone.

According to the latest bulletin from the state's Civil Defense, 76,620 people have been rescued since the task force began. But there are still 104 missing. Confirmed deaths reach 151.

Source: CNN Brasil

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