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Floods wreck havoc in Brazil

world Updated: Mar 01, 2012 07:43 IST

At least one person has died and nearly 120,000 people have been affected in floods over the past few days in northeast Brazil.

Over 12,000 people have lost their homes in the state of Acre due to floods triggered by rain, the defence ministry said. More than 100,000 people were temporarily relocated.

Several towns in Acre have declared a state of emergency, including the state capital Rio Branco. The water-level in Acre river continued to rise.

The federal government has announced a five-million reais ($3 million) for relief work.

The rain was expected to continue in the next days.