Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Two dead as heavy rains lash Brazil's Minas Gerais state

Terra Daily via AFP: At least two people were killed and 31 injured as torrential rains lashed the Brazilian southeastern state of Minas Gerais where a state of emergency was declared in 31 municipalities, authorities said Tuesday.

The state civil defense said on its website that nearly two million people were affected by the downpours, including 7,759 who had to evacuate their homes.

Some 2,000 homes were damaged and 73 completely destroyed, it added...

Locator map of the Minas Gerais by Raphael Lorenzeto de Abreu, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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