Brazil floods claim the lives of at least 11 people

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The heavy rain that fell on Sao Paulo this Saturday (09) made several points floods, pictured Av Luis Inacio de Melo Anhaia in V. Prudente in Sao Paulo where cars were stacked.

BRASLIA - At least 11 people died and six were still missing after torrential rains lashed Brazil&39;s northeastern Bahia state, a Civil Defense official said Monday.

Some 70 homes were completely destroyed and 200 others damaged in the town of Lajedinho during a violent weekend storm, the spokesman said.

He added that rescue efforts were still underway Monday.

The town hall and many stores were also damaged in Lajedinho, a town of 4,000 people some 355 kilometres (221 miles) from Salvador, Bahia&39;s capital, the G1 news website said.

Residents were quoted as saying streets were under two metres of water.

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