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Brazil floods kill 7

01-05-2012 08:33 BJT

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In Brazil, heavy rain in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais has caused severe flooding, and left at least seven dead, three missing and some 10-thousand homeless.

Authorities have put over 50 towns in the state on high alert for mudslides and Civil Defense says it’s trying to evacuate residents living on unstable hillsides. In the city of Ouro Preto, a landslide wiped out a bus station, killing two taxi drivers who parked their cars outside the building.

The death toll is expected to rise as authorities say another three people remain missing.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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