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Storms kill 3 in Brazil; 20,000 evacuated in Paraguay

Updated : April 06, 2019 03:55 PM IST

Civil defence officials say heavy rains in northeastern Brazil have killed at least three people and displaced 3,600, while apparently unrelated flooding far to the south in Paraguay has forced some 20,000 people from their homes.

Carolina Vera, 13, rides on a boat through a flooded street in the Villa Colorada neighbourhood, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, April 5, 2019. More than 20,000 people in Paraguay have been evacuated after torrential rains caused extensive flooding. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Carolina Vera, 13, rides on a boat through a flooded street in the Villa Colorada neighbourhood, in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, April 5, 2019. More than 20,000 people in Paraguay have been evacuated after torrential rains caused extensive flooding. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
With his daughter as a passenger, Ramon Gomez, 65, rows a boat through a flooded street in the Santa Rosa de Lima neighbourhood, in Asuncion, Paraguay. 2019.  (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
With his daughter as a passenger, Ramon Gomez, 65, rows a boat through a flooded street in the Santa Rosa de Lima neighbourhood, in Asuncion, Paraguay. 2019.  (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
A woman gives a child a piggyback ride, as she wades through a flooded street in the Villa Colorada neighbourhood, in Asuncion, Paraguay. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
A woman gives a child a piggyback ride, as she wades through a flooded street in the Villa Colorada neighbourhood, in Asuncion, Paraguay. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
A woman, holding her cat, heads for higher ground as she wades through a flooded street in the Santa Ana neighbourhood, in Asuncion, Paraguay. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
A woman, holding her cat, heads for higher ground as she wades through a flooded street in the Santa Ana neighbourhood, in Asuncion, Paraguay. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
People, heading for higher ground, load a horse cart in a flooded street of the Villa Colorada neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
People, heading for higher ground, load a horse cart in a flooded street of the Villa Colorada neighbourhood. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
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