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Voice of America 8 Jan 2020

Heavy Rains Pound Peru, Triggering Mudslides


Heavy rains across southern and central Peru caused rivers to overflow, Wednesday, January 8, flooding houses, fields and washing out roads.

▶️ Heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in southeast Brazil on Saturday, January 25, killing at least 11 people, according to authorities.
The Brazilian state of Minas Gerais was battered by heavy rains and flooding over the weekend. So far, at least 54 people are dead and thousands were forces to leave their homes. CGTN's Paulo Cabral had a look at the after math earlier in the week.
Cell phone footage of houses being swept away by a mudslide in Sao Paulo, Brazil was captured by a nearby resident, Monday, February 10.

Firefighters rescued a girl trapped in one of the two destroyed homes later.

Torrential rains and flooding have ravaged Brazil's largest city over the weekend and local media reported more heavy rains are expected to fall in Sao Paulo. (AP)
More thunderstorms are forecast on Monday across Australia, where the heaviest rain in months has already flooded areas that were burning just days ago.
Torrential rain, storms and hailstones hit Melbourne, while the heavy downpours also lashed parts of New South Wales and Queensland.
But huge dust storms engulfed the towns of Dubbo and Parkes in central New South Wales.
Meanwhile, tourists are mostly staying away.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

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