Sunday, April 24, 2011

Brazil hit by deadly floods and landslides

BBC: Landslides and floods triggered by torrential rain have killed at least 10 people in southern Brazil. Among the dead were three children whose home was among several buried in the town of Novo Hamburgo in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

A man was electrocuted by toppled power lines in Sapucaia do Sul and a farmer died when a building collapsed on him. Floods and landslides in January killed about 800 people in a mountainous region near Rio de Janeiro.…Surrounding areas believed at risk from further landslides are being evacuated, officials said….

Locator map of Novo Hamburgo, created by Cícero Henrique Rodrigues, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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