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Brazil landslides kill 12

Heavy rains in Southern Brazil leave hundreds homeless in state of Rio Grande do Sul
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Heavy rains in Southern Brazil have caused landslides that killed 12 people this weekend, the BBC reports. In Brazil’s southern-most state, Rio Grande do Sul, officials have declared a state of emergency for seven cities. Some 40,000 people have been affected by the rains and hundreds have been left homeless.