Floods, mudslides kill 41 in southeastern Brazil

Last updated 04:04 28/12/2013

Relevant offers

Americas

Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is where $1m cars are ho-hum Dog elected as mayor for Cormorant, Minnesota, for third term 'They'll kill for it': Ramen has become the black-market currency in American prisons US vice president Joe Biden tells Baltics: don't take Donald Trump seriously Deaf driver shot dead by police after pursuit in US Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets Witness in Serial case 'said she would lie' NZ pushes, but more silence as UN Security Council fails to reach agreement on Syria US judge blocks classroom gun ban Judge orders US State Department to review 14,900 Clinton emails

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