Death toll at 109 after floods in Brazil
Floods in Brazil caused by a week of torrential rainfall have led to109 deaths as of Saturday.
The floods have also left around 79,000 residents homeless.
According to CNN, â€śBrazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva surveyed some of the flooded areas from the air this week and proclaimed the disaster one of the worst in the country's history.â€?
CNN also reported that â€śabout 1.5 million people -- one-fourth of the population -- have been affectedâ€? by the floods.
Al Jazeera noted that the prospect of more rain in Brazil will likely cause even more damage. According to Al Jazeera, â€śofficials warn that there is a danger of more deadly mudslides and are urging people in risk-prone areas to evacuate their homes and seek shelter elsewhere.â€?
Though most of the information in the two articles was identical, CNN was somewhat more exact with the data concerning deaths, losses and monetary figures. Al Jazeera offered slightly more information as to what the future may hold for Brazil.