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STORY: BRAZIL HEAVY RAINDATELINE: Jan. 7, 2012LENGTH: 0:00:31LOCATION: Rio de Janeiro CATEGORY: SOCIETY VOAbout 4,000 residents in the mountainous region in Rio de Janeiro state of Brazil have been forced to leave their homes after a dike broke in the wake of heavy rain.Shelters have been provided to the victims and state officials ordered a maximum alert on Saturday.The rainy season began in late October but has worsened in the past few weeks.Officials said as of Saturday, at least 10 people have died and tens of thousands have fled their homes in Brazil's southeast region. Powered by Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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