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One killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in Brazil favela blaze

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One killed and hundreds of homes destroyed in Brazil favela blaze

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A raging fire swept through a Sao Paulo favela on Wednesday (October 1) destroying around 100 homes and killing at least one person.

Police have not yet identified the burnt body but they believe that its location is the origin of the inferno.

Events like this are not uncommon in Brazil’s shanty towns where the overcrowded slums are criss-crossed by illegal laid electricity cables.

The blaze broke out in the east of Brazil’s largest city.