June 24th, 2010
07:34 AM ET

Death toll rises in Brazil flooding

The death toll from severe flooding in two states in northeastern Brazil has grown to 44, with more than 600 people still missing, the government-run news agency reported.

More than 42,000 residents have been left homeless or displaced in Pernambuco state and nearly 32,000 have met a similar fate in Alagoas state, the Agencia Brasil news service said Wednesday.

In Alagoas, more than 11,000 homes have been destroyed and another 7,000 damaged, the news outlet said.

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