Venezuela: At least eight dead from floods – Reports of three missing

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Eight people have so far died in floods in the northwestern state of Tachira Venezuelaas the country’s authorities announced on Friday.

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The victims they were swept away by a rushing torrent which struck a camp in the town of Lobatera. Among the victims are four minorsaccording to local civil protection agency officials.

As reported by APE-MPE, the fate of two others from the Lobatera camp and a 35-year-old farmer from El Cobre is unknown, who was swept away on his motorcycle. Rescuers found the bike, but not the 35-year-old.

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Many areas in the northwestern part of Venezuela were faced with extensive floods due to the heavy rains of the last few days. In a video from the city of Barquisimeto, roads turned into rivers can be seen.

Source: News Beast

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