45,000 homeless evacuated
Posted: Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Wednesday, July 24, 2002 -- 45,000 homeless have been evacuated in a major flood-rescue operation in the south of Venezuela. Military aircraft have flown in tonnes of food and medicine to southwestern Apure State where four people have already died in the emergency.
Reports from the frontier town of Guasdualito say the Rio Apure has broken its banks as the 25,000 population town swims in 2 meters of water with sewage popelines ruptured, dead animals floating down the streets and lakes of stagnant water as a gro-ground for malaria-bearing mosquitos. MORE
VHeadline News Briefs Wednesday, July 24, 2002