Deadly floods hit southern Brazil
12 June 2014, 09:32
Sao Paulo - Floods in southern Brazil killed 10 people after
heavy rainfall, a news report said late on Wednesday.
Heavy rain caused the Iguazu river the state of Parana to
swell, the news portal G1 said.
The flooding is spreading toward Paraguay and Argentina. The
volume at the Iguazu waterfall on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay
on Monday jumped to a record 46 300 cubic metres per second, from 5 230 just 24
hours earlier, the newspaper Clarin reported.
The waterfall's visitor park was temporarily closed, and
partially reopened on Wednesday.
The river is expected to crest in southern Paraguay in the
next few days, the newspaper ABC Color reported.
About 200 families have been evacuated.