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Massive Landslide Hits 22 Dead, Over 50 Missing In Venezuela

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In the deadly disaster caused by the country’s excessive rains, a landslide in central #Venezuela left at least 22 people dead and more than 50 missing after a river overflowed, officials reported on Sunday. Due to unusually heavy precipitation, dozens of people have recently died in the crisis-hit South American country.

“We are seeing very significant damage here, human losses: so far, we have already found 22 dead, there are more than 52 people missing,” Vice President Delcy Rodriguez told local media at the scene in the town of Las Tejerias. “We are working to find these people.” The town’s streets were mud and debris, including splintered wood, household goods, and wrecked automobiles, in addition to houses, shops, and fallen trees.

“The village is in peril. Las Tejerias has lost “, A resident of the town in Aragua state named Carmen Melendez, 55, who has spent her entire life there and is 50 kilometers (30 miles) from the capital Caracas. As he worked on the scene, Interior and Justice Minister Remigio Ceballos that over a thousand individuals had joined the rescue attempts. While search teams with dogs arrived in the area, locals combed through the wreckage of damaged homes in search of departed family members.

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