Floods in Brazil leave ten dead, thousands homeless

11:03, 20 July 2011
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Ten people were killed...

Ten people were killed and more than 13,000 left homeless in floods in two northeastern Brazilian states, the local civil defense service said, according to RIA Novosti.

Heavy rain began last Friday and continued over the weekend, causing floods and landslides in 26 cities in the states of Pernambuco and Paraiba. Electricity supply disruptions were also reported.

Pernambuco was hit by massive floods in May. According to official reports, over 12,000 people were left homeless in 65 cities and towns in northeastern Brazil.

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