RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) --
The number of people who are forced to leave their homes due to the
heavy rain which has been falling over several towns in Rio de Janeiro
state, in Brazil's southeastern region, in the past two days reached 2,900,
local authorities said on Friday.
The towns of Tres Rios, Tangua, Belford
Roxo and Duque de Caxias have declared state of emergency due to the deluge.
Tres Rios, in the state's southern region, has the highest number of homeless
people, about 1,540, followed by Belford Roxo, Tangua, and Valenca. The