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Flooding Kills at Least 42, Strands 115,000 in Brazil

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Posted on Jun 22, 2010
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Dozens of cities in Brazil were in a state of emergency Tuesday after massive flooding in the north of the country killed at least 43 people and left more than 115,000 homeless, according to CNN.

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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva met Tuesday with his emergency Cabinet as flooding in two northeastern states killed at least 42 people and left more than 115,000 homeless or displaced, the Agencia Brasil state news agency and civil defense officials reported.

In Pernambuco state, 53 cities have declared a state of emergency, the nation’s civil defense agency said. Thirteen people are dead and more than 42,000 are homeless there, the agency said.

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