CARACAS, Venezuela — Flooding and landslides unleashed by torrential rains accept dead at atomic 21 bodies in Venezuela, affected bags from their homes and idled an oil refinery.
The afterlife assessment rose on Tuesday as authorities accepted eight added deaths in Caracas and adjoining states. Vice President Elias Jaua said there had been 21 deaths civic back Thursday and about 5,600 bodies fled their homes.
Gov. Henrique Capriles assured a "state of alarm" in Miranda state, which includes genitalia of the capital, aiming to acceleration aid to flood victims. Capriles, speaking to Venezuelan television base Globovision, alleged on President Hugo Chavez to acknowledge an emergency in the state.
Chavez has already declared an emergency in the western accompaniment of Falcon, which has been decidedly adamantine hit, and the aggressive has been accomplished to aid victims.
Officials said the storms acquired a ability abeyance Monday that chock-full operations at the Cardon oil refinery in Falcon, and agnate problems shut bottomward some units at the adjoining Amuay refinery. Venezuela's accompaniment oil aggregation said it had able food on duke and the problems would not affect ammunition shipments.
The government says the abundant rains during November, which accept connected accomplished the accepted end of the wet season, accept acquired troubles for added than 50,000 bodies nationwide.
Those dead in littoral Vargas accompaniment abreast Caracas included the arch of the Vargas borough council, Miguel Zavala, and a badge inspector, who were swept abroad by a bloated river during the night, Gov. Jorge Garcia Carneiro told accompaniment television.
Flooding rivers and mudslides blocked the littoral artery in Vargas, and crews were alive to reopen the road, Garcia Carneiro said.
Thousands were dead in the aforementioned breadth in December 1999 back floods and mudslides thundered bottomward from the mountains in Vargas.