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Storm in northeastern Brazil kills 8

English.news.cn   2013-12-09 09:50:26            

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people died and eight others were missing in a storm in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia, local civil defense office said Sunday.

The dead were one boy, six women and one person that has yet to be identified, according to local media.

The storm, that struck Bahia's Lajedinho municipality on Saturday, destroyed at least 70 houses and caused relocation of more than 100 people.

Lajedinho, located in a deep valley some 350 km from the state's capital of Salvador, is constantly affected by rains.

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Cyclonic storm to hit south India in 48 hours

NEW DELHI, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Cyclone "Madi" is intensifying into a severe storm and is bringing rain and thunderstorms to parts of the southern Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in the next 48 hours, said Indian Meteorological Department Saturday.

"The depression over southwest Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Madi' early this morning and will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and move nearly northwards very slowly in the next 48 hours," the agency said in a bulletin. Full story

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