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Rains force over 113,000 people out of their homes in 8 Brazilian states

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The heavy rains that have hit Brazil in recent days have led to the evacuation of over 113,000 people from their homes in 8 Brazilian states. The number considers the sum of homeless and displaced people.

The concepts of homeless and displaced are different. The homeless have lost their homes and are in a public shelter. The displaced had to leave their home - not necessarily lost it - and are not in shelters, but in the house of a relative, friend or acquaintance.

Bahia is the most affected state, with over 87,000 people having been . . .

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