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Brazil Floods Cause Death and Evacuations

FILE - An overview of an area to be flooded by the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, planned to be the world's third largest, in Pimental, near Altamira in Para state.
FILE - An overview of an area to be flooded by the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, planned to be the world's third largest, in Pimental, near Altamira in Para state.
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Intense rain and flooding in southeast Brazil have killed at least six people and forced 40,000 more to leave their homes.

Civil defense officials say the heavy rain that began last week has wreaked havoc in 45 Brazilian municipalities, causing flash floods and mudslides.

Some major roads crumbled under the violent downpour, while several others have been flooded.

In 24 hours, 130 millimeters of rain has fallen in Espirito Santo state.

Brazilian National Guardsmen arrived Sunday to assist state authorities, especially in rescue situations.

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