Brazil swept by floods

Scores dead and hundreds missing after torrential rains pound northeastern Brazil.

    A state of emergency is in place in parts of northeastern Brazil after floods triggered by days of heavy rains killed at least 41 people.

    The states of Pernambuco and Alagoas have been hit hardest as torrential rains pounded the areas.

    Rescue officials have said the death toll could rise as hundreds are still unaccounted for.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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