Floodwater devastates Brazilian state of Para

Heavy rainfall and a nearby swollen river have left homes uninhabitable and waterlogged cars unable to move. According to local reports, some 500 families have been left homeless.

Swathes of Brazil have been lashed by heavy rains in recent weeks. Southeast of the country in the state of Bahia floods killed at least 20 people and displaced 19,000 residents from their homes.

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