Brazil - Alleged Car Ins. Scam Causes Huge Fire
Monday, 08 10 2020, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: World
A 66-year-old man was arrested on Monday (27), suspected of causing a massive fire in the Araras biological reserve, in the Serra dos Órgãos National Park, in Petrópolis, a mountainous region of Rio. According to the Civil Police, he had set his car on fire to receive the vehicle insurance premium.
According to delegate João Valentim, the flames had already compromised an area of 605 hectares, equivalent to almost four parks the size of Ibirapuera, in São Paulo, of 158 hectares.