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Two Dead and 120 Wounded by Tornado in Southern Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Residents of Xanxerê, located in the Southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina are receiving help from Brazil’s army corps to remove debris left behind from Monday’s tornado. The unusual phenomenon ripped through houses, leaving two dead, 120 wounded and at least one thousand without homes.

According to Santa Catarina’s civil defense department more than 2,600 buildings and homes suffered some kind of damage during the incident and at least ten thousand residents have been affected.

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