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Voice of America 8 Jan 2020

Heavy Rains Pound Peru, Triggering Mudslides

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Heavy rains across southern and central Peru caused rivers to overflow, Wednesday, January 8, flooding houses, fields and washing out roads.
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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)
Flood warnings have replaced bushfire alerts in southeast Australia.
The rains in New South Wales are among the heaviest in almost 20 years.
But the combination of fire and rain has sparked new problems.
Al Jazeera's Alexi O'Brien reports.
Severe flooding after heavy rains drowned much of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, February 10.

Various neighborhoods and cities in the Sao Paulo area were stranded atop their cars and homes as firefighters scrambled to airlift them to safety.

Local media reported more heavy rains are expected to fall in Sao Paulo through Monday. (REUTERS)

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