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Breaking News: Floods in Venezuela [update 2]

By Aleksander Boyd

London 08.02.05 | 23.37 GMT | Caracas' Mayor Juan Barreto has just reported three people dead and others missing due to the floods, landslides and torrential rains. In Aragua state another person is reported dead. Antonio Rivero director of Civil Protection announced that the situation is critic and the state of emergency will be maintained throughout this evening.

The flooded zones of the metropolitan area are: Adjuntas, Carapita, Quinta Crespo, Caño Amarillo, El Paraíso, Los Ruices, La California and Macaracuay.

Landslides have been reported in Terrazas de La Vega, Catia, Guarataro, Caurimare, El Valle, Santa Mónica, Baruta, carretera vieja de Petare - Santa Lucía.

The road communicating the coastal towns of Cata and Ocumare in Aragua state has been also blocked by landslides.



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