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Sunday 31 August 2014

Floods hit World Cup host city

Published 10/06/2014 | 16:42

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A security worker at Arena da Baixada stadium in Curitiba, Brazil (AP)

Floods have driven almost 13,000 people from their homes in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, officials said.

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The state's civil defence department said flooding has hit 132 cities, including the state capital of Curitiba, a World Cup host city.

It is unclear if the floods have affected Arena da Baixada stadium, which will host the first of four games on Monday.

At least nine people have been killed by the floods and 30 injured, the civil defence department said.

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