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By Contributing Reporter, Clara Cavour

RIO DE JANEIRO - A violent storm, described as a tornado, left four dead, 172 injured and at least 1,480 homeless in the state of Santa Catarina in southern Brazil, last Tuesday. The storm also caused destruction in São Paulo and areas bordering Argentina, authorities said.

The bad weather hit Santa Catarina on Monday, as a tornado with estimated winds reaching two hundred kilometers per hour struck the western part of the state according to Santa Catarina Civil Defense Secretary Marcio Luiz Alves. 

Flooding and landslides have been widspread across the state, especially in . . .

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