Venezuela ravaged by heavy rain and flooding


    Venezuela ravaged by heavy rain and flooding (CNN)<br>

    Venezuela is being ravaged by heavy rain and flooding which have led to landslides and the collapse of sewer systems in different parts of the country.

    The director of Venezuela's Civil Protection -- Randy Rodríguez -- said Tuesday that 47 shelters have been enabled in the most affected states and that nearly 1,700 people are currently housed in them.

    According to civil protection, the most affected states are Tachira, Merida, Sucre and Miranda.

    The Venezuelan capital of Caracas has suffered substantial damage, as the city's Guaire River has severely over flooded.

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