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Sao Paulo floods

Sao Paulo floods

Two months of heavy rains have killed 64 people in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo and flooded several areas in its huge city of the same name, officials and media reported Thursday.
The near-constant precipitation has filled to capacity two of the six dams supplying the city, requiring the release of millions of gallons (liters) of water, according to Sao Paulo's sanitation authority.
The two big rivers cutting through Sao Paulo, the Pinheiros and the Tiete, also broke their banks in parts, blocking adjacent freeways.
Most of the deaths were in the megapolis of Sao Paulo itself - Latin America's biggest city, with a population of 20 million.


Updated : 2021-05-12 10:07 GMT+08:00