RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the latest balance, the tragedy affected 629,398 people, of which 53,934 were forced to leave their homes and another 37,324 were left homeless. The Bahia state government reported that this was the rainiest month in the state since 1989.
Until early yesterday afternoon, 21 deaths had been recorded. The 3 latest deaths were of a couple in São Félix do Coribe, whose car was washed away by a flood, and a man in Ubaitaba, run over by a driver unable to see the road due to the rain.
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