The heavy rains recorded this Saturday, October 8 in the state Aragua caused a landslide in The Tejerías which left at least two people dead according to official records. However, unofficially, they denounce that the fatal victims would be many more, and that 18 bodies have already been recovered.
The regime, however, does not provide information.
As detailed by the protal Alberto Newsthe Los Patos creek overflowed during the night after incessant rains, and the water current dragged rocks, mud and tree debris, taking everything in its path with it, according to reports from residents of the Santos Michelena municipality.
The Vice Minister for Risk Management and Civil Protection, M/G Carlos Pérez Ampueda, confirmed at dawn that at least two people died and one was missing. But since then he has not expanded the information and on social networks, reports of more fatalities multiply.
the opposition leader Juan Guaido denounced the lack of information. “While 18 deaths have already been reported due to the rains in #Tejerias, this is what the dictatorship’s channels broadcast at 12:00 pm, even without reporting despite kidnapping and usurping the state. In the face of an indolent dictatorship, everyone’s solidarity is more important than ever”, he wrote on Twitter and showed how the official media do not report on the tragedy.
The journalist Daniel Colina, from the place, reported through his Twitter account that the emergency groups runofficially report at least 54 missing, 21 affected sectors and 15 affected companies, after the landslide.
For her part, Karina Carpio, governor of Aragua state, only reported this Sunday that at least 21 sectors were affected in the municipality. 15 local businesses were also damaged.
“This rain of at least an hour and a half affected the community,” he said. He added that there are houses destroyed and that the inhabitants are without electricity after these rains.
As detailed We monitorCarpio asked citizens not to share on social networks the videos that show the devastation generated because, in his opinion, they are “Dantesque images” that “arouse anguish in the community.”
But, in reality, what there is is a silencing of the situation.
Fabricio Henriquez, political leader of Voluntad Popular in Aragua state, said that other municipalities in Aragua state reported rains with strong winds, such as Zamora, Bolivar, José Félix Ribas. In addition, areas near the Choroní river were on alert for a possible overflow.
This Saturday there were rains with electric shocks in the states of Mérida, Falcón, Yaracuy, Carabobo, Aragua, Caracas, Miranda, Anzoátegui, Sucre, Monagas, Delta Amacuro, Bolívar and Amazonas, according to a report from the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology. (Inameh) from Venezuela.
In Miranda, Civil Protection cleared a road in the municipality of El Hatillo that was obstructed by a landslide of moderate magnitude, which limited traffic.
Likewise, officials were deployed in the Portuguesa state to inspect Trunk Bridge 5 where there is a 25% increase in the water level of the Sarare River.