Torrential rains in Brazil’s Northeast affect more than 70,000 people

More than 5,600 Brazilians had to be evacuated in the states of Bahia and Minas Gerais, where 50 municipalities declared an emergency.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than 5,600 people were evicted from their homes and some 50 municipalities are in an emergency situation due to heavy rains and floods in the states of Bahia and Minas Gerais in Brazil's northeast region.

The most affected regions are in the south of Bahia, where some 3,740 people were displaced and more than 70,000 are affected, according to the region's Fire Brigade, after almost a week of torrential rains that left homes flooded, rivers overflowed, roads and bridges destroyed and some localities cut off.

Bahia's Governor Rui Costa . . .

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