Venezuela. 17 died and 56,000 victims, after torrential rains

At least 17 people died in torrential rains in recent days, which took place in several regions of Venezuela, paralyzing airports, blocking highways and destroying thousands of homes.

Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan president, announced on Monday evening that 15 people died. Two people have died  on Tuesday morning, participating in rescue operations in Vargas State, according to the governor of this region, Jorge Luis Garcia Carneiro.

The data is continually updated, because of the large number of missing people notified until now, inform local authorities.

Over 11,000 houses were destroyed, 56,000 people were victims, according to official data.

Moreover, the  Caracas International Airport  reduced its operation due to weather and traffic.

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Posted by N.Desiree on Dec 1 2010. Filed under Featured News, Latin America, Weather, World. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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