186K Homeless in Deadly Brazil Floods

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 6, 2009 1:57 AM CDT
186K Homeless in Deadly Brazil Floods
People look at the covered bodies of two flood victims in the Boca do Rio neighborhood of Salvador, Brazil, yesterday.   (AP Photo/Manui Dias, AGECOM)

(Newser) – At least 19 people have been killed and close to 200,000 driven from their homes by floods and massive mudslides in northern Brazil, reports CNN. Over 1000 tons of emergency food are being delivered in six northern states as residents negotiate streets with boats amid roofs jutting from rivers of mud.
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