Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Venezuela searches for landslide survivors as more rains fall

Rescue workers are searching for more than a dozen people who are missing after landslides tore through towns in Venezuela’s western Mérida state. With 10 more days of rain forecast, rescuers are racing to reach those feared buried before new mudslides are triggered. Twenty people are confirmed to have died and emergency workers have still to reach some of the worst-hit areas. President Nicolás Maduro said more than 8,000 homes had been destroyed.

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