At least 22 people have died and more than 50 are missing in landslides that have wreaked havoc in the last hours of the Venezuelan town of Tejerias.
at least 22 dead, 52 missing As a result of the rain in the town of Tejerias in the state of Aragua, Venezuela confirmed executive vice president Delcie Rodriguez this Sunday.
Stream Flooding This Saturday They dragged homes and urban furniture and flooded the streets of the city. destroying everything the water finds in its path.
the government deployed today rescue agency civil safety, maintenance and cleaning crews, and personnel of various agencies for “comprehensive care of the people,” said President Nicolas Maduro through his Twitter account.
Rodriguez told state-run television station Venezolana de Television (VTV) that there was “a major landslide” from the area of the event. stream overflows causing “personal loss” and serious property damage.
the vice president pointed out that by order of the president Nicholas Maduro the town of Tehelias was declared a “tragedy zone” and went into three days of mourning.
He, Bolivarian National Army (FANB) has been dispatched to the affected areas and continues to search for missing persons.
“We are trying to save those who can be saved, and we will continue to do so. Please accept my sincere condolences To all who have lost a loved one,” he added.
Officials have announced that an important shelter will be set up in Aragua state to transport all those who have lost their homes.
Rodriguez said There are merchants who have lost their buildings and affected their crops he reported that public banks will provide assistance to these citizens.
Similarly, he pointed out that: the water supply is stopped Because the force of the water from the stream dragged the submersible pump.
According to national, regional and local organizations, the death toll from heavy rains over the past two weeks in different parts of the country has now reached 42.