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Hundreds of thousands still in the dark three days after violent storm rakes Brazil’s biggest city

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At least 400,000 clients remained without electricity in Sao Paulo three days after a violent storm plunged millions in the dark. Power distributor Enel said Monday it expected power to be almost fully restored in Brazil’s largest city on Tuesday. The storm, with winds of up to 100 km/h (62 mi/h), killed at least seven people. It uprooted many large trees, some of which fell on distribution lines, cutting off entire neighbourhoods from the power grid. In some buildings, condo associations were delivering bottles of drinking water to residents, while others were forced to use water from their swimming pools to flush their toilets.

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