Floods, mudslides kill 41 in southeastern Brazil

Last updated 04:04 28/12/2013

Relevant offers

Americas

Donald Trump commits golf etiquette atrocity by driving on a green Thousands of Americans unite against hate at funeral for Muslim teen bashed with baseball bat US news anchor breaks down as father sums up bond with son killed in navy destroyer crash 'It did happen but it happened in 1925': US scientists forced to explain fake 6.8 quake alert US valedictorian shut down by school after going rogue in final speech First total solar eclipse in US sparks spectator excitement Marco Rubio laughs off jokes about 'awkward' hug with Ivanka Trump Scientists rescue samples of melting Bolivian glacier before it disappears Teen dies from 'brain-eating amoeba' after white-water rafting, now her parents are suing Gunman at GOP baseball field kept storage locker with 200 rounds of ammunition

Brazilian officials say floods and mudslides have killed 41 people and driven close to 70,000 from their homes in two southeastern states.

The civil defence department in the state of Minas Gerais says the floods and mudslides caused by more than 10 days of heavy downpours left 18 people dead and forced 9,420 to flee their homes.

In Espirito Santo state, officials place the death toll at 23 and say that more than 60,000 were forced to seek shelter in public buildings or the homes of friends and relatives.

Troops are helping distribute food, water and medicine in Espirito Santo and Army engineers have been called in to help repair highways, roads and bridges damaged by the floods.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content