Severe floods engulf Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Severe infrastructure damage and disrupted traffic brought Sao Paulo to standstill on Wednesday because of flooding caused by several hours of heavy rain. Reportedly, one resident died of fatal electrocution. Cars were swept away by the waters as emergency services attempted to alleviate traffic jams and stem the hazardous impact of the floods. Authorities called a state of alert in several parts of the city. The flooding comes after Sao Paulo worst drought in over 80 years.