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Deadly floods hit Brazil, displacing thousands

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Deadly floods hit Brazil, displacing thousands

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The floods have affected nearly 40 towns in Bahia state, Governor Rui Costa told reporters in the worst-hit town of Ilheus.

“It’s a huge tragedy. I don’t remember seeing anything like it in Bahia’s recent history, given the number of towns and houses involved. It’s really terrifying, there are so many houses and streets that are completely underwater, ”Costa said. .

More than 35,000 people have been driven from their homes, according to the Bahia Defense and Civil Protection Agency.

In the town of Itambé, heavy rains caused a dam to burst on Saturday evening, raising fears and concerns over more flooding.

Brazilian weather and natural disaster monitoring agencies warn there is a risk of additional flooding and landslides in Bahia, with the possibility of continued rainfall until at least Tuesday, according to Agencia Brasil.

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