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Brazilian officials in the state of Minas Gerais confirmed 14 people died and 700 were rendered homeless there owing to floodwaters or mudslides.
In the state of Espirito Santo another six people were killed and about 40,150 people were evacuated as the raging floods spilled into residential areas.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said on Monday the administration is taking all measures to aid those displaced.
“We are mobilized, along with all of Brazil, to help more than 40,000 homeless by shipping emergency kits (medication, sleeping, hygiene and cleaning products) and food baskets,” Rousseff tweeted.
“Tomorrow I leave for Espirito Santo to assess how we can help further,” said Rousseff.
TBP with inputs from Agencies