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Brazilian state hit by floods fears more rain

Residents of Brazil's Pernambuco state fear that heavy rains forecast for Thursday could cause fresh landslides.

The number of people killed after torrential downpours started last week has risen to at least 120, according to official figures.

One survivor said his wife had died in his arms as both lay buried by mud.

More than 7,300 people have been left homeless and those whose homes were spared fear they could be swept away if the rain-sodden ground gives way.


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