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- South America: Floods and Landslides - Dec 2016
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- South America: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2015-Dec 2016
- South America: Drought - 2015-2017
- Venezuela: Floods - Jul 2015
- Venezuela: Floods - May 2012
- Venezuela: Floods - Nov 2011
- Venezuela: Floods and Landslides - Nov 2010
- Tropical Storm Matthew - Sep 2010
- Latin America: Dengue Outbreak - Mar 2010
Most read reports
- CARE scales up its response to the Venezuela crisis and warns that Venezuelan women are facing unprecedented suffering across Latin America
- EU steps up assistance for victims of the Venezuela crisis
- UNICEF strengthens support for women and children in Venezuela
- La ONU incluye por primera vez a Venezuela en el plan anual de ayuda humanitaria
- Number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela reaches three million
Ref: DHAGVA - 97/0450
By Omar Lugo
CARIACO, Venezuela (Reuter) - Search teams pumped oxygen Friday into the mangled ruins of an office block flattened by an earthquake that killed at least 68 people in eastern Venezuela, many of them children buried in
''We've injected air to help anybody
still alive to keep going,'' said fire chief Angel Freites as firemen fed
hoses down holes opened in the rubble of what was once a six-story building.
CUMANA, Venezuela (Reuter) - Rescue teams in eastern Venezuela Thursday tried to reach survivors trapped beneath collapsed buildings by an earthquake that hit the Caribbean coast and killed at least 36 people.
Schools and office buildings were flattened by the temblor, which measured 6.9 on the open-ended Richter scale and officials said the death toll could rise from Venezuela's worst earthquake in three decades.
- The United States Geological Survey
reports that an earthquake occurred in Venezuela on 9 July at 19.24 GMT
(15.24 local time). Preliminary hypocentre: latitude 10.4 North, longitude
63.5 West. Preliminary Magnitude: 6.8 on the Richter Scale.
2. According to initial reports, 36 dead (out of whom 22 when a school collapsed in Cariaco). 162 injured.
3. Most affected areas: towns (some 400 km east of Caracas) of Cariaco, Casanai and Cumana.