Floods Kill at Least 35 in Brazil

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Heavy flooding has killed at least 35 people and forced more than 30,000 out of their homes across Brazil, officials say.

Officials in the city of Jundiai said four people from the same family, including two girls, died when their house collapsed because of a mudslide triggered by downpours.

In the worst hit state Minas Gerais, civil defence authorities said on Thursday that 16 people either drowned or were buried in mudslides.

More than 13,000 were forced to seek shelter.

And heavy rains since Christmas in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Espirito Santo states have killed more than 20 people and left about 20,500 homeless.

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